Cannot take law into your own hands: Mamata Banerjee

Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave a strong message regarding the safety of women. She was speaking at the annual Sanhati Dibas rally at Mayo Road. She made it clear that safety of women will not be compromised with.

She also iterated that no one can take law into their own hands. Didi said, “Law should take its course. Police, administration and judiciary will carry out their duties.”

She instructed the police to file chargesheet in cases of crimes against women within 10 days. She raised question about the incident in Unnao where a rape victim was burned by miscreants.

The CM gave a strong message that the State administration will take strict action in case of complaints of police inaction in such cases. “Treat this as an emergency. We will take action against those who don’t.”

She said, “Some incidents happen, which we do not support. Laws have to be strengthened. After coming to power, we filed the chargesheet in Dinajpur case within 10 days.”

“We do not tolerate any crimes against women. The incidents at Hyderabad and Unnao have shaken me. Everyone knew about the Unnao case, yet attempts were made to burn the victim.”

She also attacked the centre on the sagging economy, unemployment and rising prices of commodities in her speech.

Galaxy of stars at Bangla Sangeet Mela 2019 inauguration

Bangla Sangeet Mela 2019 was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nazrul Mancha. She also be inaugurated Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav. The inaugural ceremony was a star-studded affair where the CM felicitated eminent artistes.

While the Bangla Sangeet Mela will be held in as many as 10 venues in the city till December 12, the Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav will be held from December 5 to December 8.
Rabindra Sadan, Sisir Mancha, Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Phanibhusan Bidya Binod Jatra Manch, Mohor Kunja, Hedua Park, Madhusudan Mukta Mancha, Ektara Mukta Mancha, Deshapriya Park and Rajya Sangeet Academy Mukta Manch will be the venues for the mega event.

More than 5,000 singers and musicians are expected to participate at the gala musical fiesta.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “The music of Bangla has won over the entire world. Our music is our culture, our existence, our rhythm of life, our hope. We are honoured to have been able to facilitate so many artistes today.”

The CM added, “Just like the sound from all the instruments come together to create music, humanity also is built on the spirit of equality.”

Winners of Sangeet Samman 2019
Ustad Ashish Khan – Sarod Player
Dr Sreekumar Chatterjee – Rabindrasangeet Singer
Dipankar Chattopadhyay – Singer
Biva Sengupta – Rabindrasangeet Singer
Somlata Acharya Chowdhury – Adhunik Singer
Ranjan Prasad – Bangla Band Singer
Mita Chattopadhyay – Singer
Madhurima Dutta Chowdhury – Adhunik Singer
Chandan Roy Chowdhury – Performer of Film Songs
Manoj Murli Nair – Rabindrasangeet Singer
Najmul Haque – Folk Singer
Siddhartha Chatterjee – Octapad Player
Santosh Kumar Barman – Bhawaiya Folk Singer
Rina Das – Baul Folk Singer
Tara Devi Mahato – Jhumur Artiste
Subal Das Bairagya – Kirtan Artiste
Lakshmi Ram Murmu – Santhali Singer
Khandakar Mujibur Rahman – Fakir Artiste

Winners of Sangeet Maha Samman 2019
Goutam Ghosh-Singer
Parikkhit Bala- Folk Singer
Jaya Biswas- Classical Setar Player
Kaushiki Chakroborty- Classical Singer

Winners of Bishesh Sangeet Maha Samman 2019
Jeet Ganguly – Music Composer
Abhijit Bhattacharya – Singer
Kumar Sanu – Singer
Usha Utthup – Singer

All Party Meeting should be called: Didi on Disinvestment

Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today told the media the demonetisation and creation of cashless economy without proper infrastructure has led to the stumbling of the nation’s economy.

10 important points from her interaction today:

1. Cashless Society not possible in India

2. I have no problem regarding digital operations post demonetisation

3. People do not have money in hand. Buying power has decreased. If there is no money, how will agriculture survive?

4. There is a problem going on. Disinvestment is not a solution. 45 organisations have already been disinvested. They are telling that Rs 1.80 Lakh Crore will be obtained by disinvesting one company.

5. Bharat Petroleum will be shut down.

6. Disinvestment, being done a number of times, is not good for the country. This will lead to a catastrophe. In the future, the whole country will be disinvested. So it is not a permanent solution.

7. There are some sectors where disinvestment may cause a problem with security – defence, Air India, Indian Railways

8. This should be solved through discussions.

9. If everything is sold out, what will be there in control of the Centre? This should be seriously thought upon. This is a serious situation.

10. The Prime Minister should talk to experts. All party meeting should be called.

Bus stand dedicated to slain Bangla workers to come up in Sagardighi: Didi

At an administrative review meeting in Murshidabad today, Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the Government has decided to construct a bus stand in Sagardighi, which will be dedicated to the workers who were killed in Kashmir. The families of the slain workers will be provided Rs 50,000 under Samarthan scheme and houses under Banglar Abar Yojana.

The CM also assured the people regarding NRC. She maintained that NRC will not be implemented in Bangla. She also warned the people about extremist organisations from Hyderabad, which were trying to organise meetings in the district. He asked the district administration to ensure these organisations do not get permission.

She also asked the district administration and officials to reach out to people and inform them about the government schemes and benefits. She instructed the officials to cooperate with people regarding ration cards under Khadya Sathi scheme. She also said Murshidabad will be developed as a model district.