Practically no work was done by Left Front govt in WB: Mamata
Taking stock of the functioning of various departments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the Left Front rule in West Bengal, saying "practically no work" has been done.
Kolkata: Taking stock of the functioning of
various departments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday attacked the Left Front rule in West Bengal, saying
"practically no work" has been done.
On her second day in office, Banerjee said, "I called all
the departments, particularly health, land and land reforms,
power, agriculture and education."
"It has become clear after having detailed discussions
with the secretaries of the departments that practically no
work has been done over many years during the Left Front`s
rule," she told reporters.
Getting down to business, the 56-year-old chief minister
asked the battery of waiting cameramen not to follow her and
allow her to work.
"I have to do a lot of work. What is the use of taking
so many pictures of me?" she asked lensmen while entering her
office accompanied by city Mayor Sovan Chatterjee.
Arriving at the Writers` Building at 12 noon, she held
a series of meetings with the departments she holds to get a
first-hand knowledge of the state of affairs in the
The chief minister will look after the portfolios of
home, land and land reforms, power, agriculture, hill affairs
and minority affairs.
Banerjee, who has stated that she will have a Chief
Minister`s Office on the lines of the PMO, said the CM`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.
Meanwhile, the newly-appointed ministers formally took
charge and had meetings with their respective secretaries.
Today being a Saturday, the flurry of activity seen in
the corridors of the secretariat was unusual as previously it
used to be a holiday.