Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today laid the foundation stone of the first Hindi University in the State. The university will come up at Arupara in Howrah district.
The CM also inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several other projects on the occasion. She also distributed benefits of various schemes to people from the stage.
Highlights of her speech:
Who could have thought the State Secretariat would be relocated to Howrah? We did it.
Swasthya Bhavan will be shifted to a 3 acre plot behind Nabanna soon. The work for DPR has begun.
Who could have thought, a helipad would come at Dumurjola? We have already set up 30 new helipads across the State.
New airports have come up at Malda, Balurghat, Andal and Cooch Behar. One more is coming up at Purulia.
Whenever someone from outside visits Kolkata, they say the city has progressed. This is poriborton. But a few jealous people refuse to acknowledge the change that has happened in the State.
Bangla’s Kanyashree scheme won the first prize from UN. Bangla is No. 1 in the world.
There is 50% reservation for women in local bodies. Women get maternity leave for 731 days.
We have done away with income ceiling for Kanyashree scheme. Everyone is eligible for the scholarship now.
We have distributed Sabooj Sathi cycles. 72 lakh SC/ST students have received Sikshashree scholarships. 2.12 crore minority students have also received scholarships, the highest in India.
58 lakh OBC students are now pursuing higher education. We have started Swami Vivekananda Merit scholarships for general caste students.
Before we came to power in 2011, there were only 12 universities in Bangla. We have set up 28 new universities in the last seven and half years. We laid the foundation for one more today. 10 more universities are in the pipeline.
We have done away with khajna tax and mutation fees on agricultural land.
We have waived off mutation fees on inherited land. You need not to go gazetted officers for attestations anymore. Our government has started self-attestations.
State Govt pays the full premium for crop insurance. The State Govt is funding the scheme entirely, not the Centre.
72 lakh farmer families will benefit from the Krishak Bandhu scheme.
We give financial assistance of Rs 5000 to pregnant women. We send ‘Matri Jaan’ to ferry mothers to hospitals.
Not only Bangla, people from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha also come to our State for free healthcare.
We have brought 7.5 crore people under Swasthya Sathi scheme. We are not a part of Ayushmaan Bharat scheme. It is hogwash.
We have issued the Swasthya Sathi cards in the name of women, recognising them as the head of the family. Even her parents will be eligible for insurance with that card.
Today we have laid the foundation stone for drinking water supply projects worth Rs 1488 crore. Another project worth Rs 1100 crore will be initiated tomorrow at Bankura.
Earlier people used to complain about load shedding. Those days are now history.
Narendra Modi goes for even inaugurating toilets. Why does he seek so much publicity? He only believes in publicity, no action.
When demonetisation was announced, I was the first to call it a disaster. More than 2 crore people have lost their jobs since then.
More than 12,000 farmers have committed suicide in the country. Charity begins at home. Bengal is No. 1 in generating employment under MGNREGA.
We are No. 1 in skill development training through Utkarsh Bangla.
Our Utkarsh Bangla scheme has been ranked among the top 5 among 1,062 schemes from across the world.
Sabooj Sathi has been ranked among the top 5 among 1142 schemes from across the world.
We have reduced unemployment by 40%. It is on record in Parliament.
Modi babu knows only how to manipulate data.
Five years are gone. This government’s expiry date is over. Will taking expired medicines treat the ailment?
Elections are around the corner. Hence, they are brandishing arms and weapons. They are indulging in opportunistic politics over the blood of the jawans.
We are with the armed forces. We are with the martyrs. We are in favour of peace, not riots. We stand by the people of this country. We are against Modi. We are against BJP.
If you speak against them, you are branded as Pakistanis. We are all Pakistani, and they are the only nationalists?
They are searching about religion on Google everyday. My religion is humanity.
Abraham Lincoln had said “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”
They are creating divisions within the society. They are pitting people against each other. Everyone is terrorised.
Have you ever seen people so scared of the Prime Minister, as if he is Gabbar Singh?
We are announcing a new scheme ‘Yuvashree Arpan’ under which 50,000 youths will receive financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh for setting up a enterprise
We have given due recognition to all languages – Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Gurmukhi, Santhali, Ol Chiki, Kamtapuri, Rajbongshi, Kurukh, Kurmali
Dumurjola is being developed as a Khel City.