Calling for more participation from domestic companies in the defence sector, West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra on Friday urged the DRDO to share its research findings and technology with Raksha Udyog Ratnas (RUR) to promote growth of the private units.
Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state.
Taking a dig at the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Ratan Tata was not keeping himself updated with the reality owing to his growing age, adding that he has lost his mind.
Six activists belonging to CPI(M) and its youth wing SFI, including two women, were arrested for allegedly assaulting West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission office here two weeks back.
Keeping up the heat on the CPI(M) over the recent mobbing of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance minister Amit Mitra by the SFI workers in Delhi, the Trinamool Congress on vowed to intensify its agitation.
SFI General Secretary Ritabrata Bhattacharjee on Wednesday apologized for the manhandling of West Bengal Finance minister Amit Mitra in Delhi on April nine, but said that his organisation was not involved in it.
The Centre has instituted an inquiry into the attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra by SFI members in Delhi, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday.
West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Wednesday said the "attack" on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra in Delhi was "unprecedented" and "a blot on India`s cherished democratic values".