Practically no work was done by Left Front govt in WB: Mamata

Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that "practically no work" had been done by the previous Left Front rule in West Bengal.

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 19:13 PM IST

Kolkata: Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee on Saturday
alleged that "practically no work" had been done by the
previous Left Front rule in West Bengal, while taking stock of
the situation in the state by consulting various departments,
which she kept to herself in the new government.

"I called all the departments, particularly health, land
and land reforms, power, agriculture and education," Banerjee
told reporters here.

The chief minister will look after the portfolios of home,
land and land reforms, power, agriculture, hill affairs and
minority affairs.

She said it became clear after having detailed discussion
with the secretaries of the departments that "practically no
work has been done over many years during the Left Front`s
rule."

Asked about governance, Banerjee said, "Political
affiliations are a major stumbling block. It delays
implementation of government orders. Mere issue of orders is
not going to get results. Implementation of them is more
important."

She said the chief minister`s secretariat would be
expanded to facilitate speedy work.

The chief minister has convened a meeting of all DMs and
SPs on Tuesday afternoon to review the overall law and order
situation in the state.

PTI