Mamata promises to work day and night for next seven days

West Bengal`s new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday promised to work day and night for seven days without break to learn the state of affairs of the administration.

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 00:46 AM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal`s new Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee on Friday promised to work day and night for seven
days without break to learn the state of affairs of the
administration.

Stating that she would not take a holiday on Saturday
and Sunday, Banerjee told a huge crowd before her residence
before leaving for Raj Bhavan, "I will work day and night at
least for the next seven days without taking any off on
Saturday or Sunday."

Stating that the state was on the brink of bankruptcy
and the situation was "dismal," she said, "I will have to work
now. I can`t take a holiday."

Keeping in mind that people visited her at her
residence all through the week, she said, "I will evolve a
system so that I can meet people at least once a week."

Promising transparency in the administration and that
she would endeavour to solve the people`s problems, she said,
"I assure you about transparency of our new government.

"I expect people to come forward with their problems
and I will do my best to solve them," Banerjee said.

The new chief minister said she would work for peace
and development.

"You voted us to power, you are the main pillars. I
wish for the return of peace to Bengal. I seek your blessings
to run the government smoothly and serve the people," she
said.

PTI