Denied of any relief from the UPA-II government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today pinned her hopes on the new BJP government at the Centre for a positive response on the state`s huge debt repayment problem.
With the legal imbroglio over the panchayat elections in West Bengal moving to the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the SEC and the Opposition for demanding deployment of central forces.
Panchayat elections in West Bengal sank deeper into uncertainty on Monday with the State Election Commission telling the Calcutta High Court that without adequate security forces it cannot hold the polls.
J Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee will not attend Wednesday`s Chief Ministers` conference on internal security where a new strategy is likely to be chalked out to check the growing violence by Naxals.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee mocked her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee`s comment that the former Left Front regime had kept chit funds at bay and promised to publish `posters` against canards by the Marxist party.
Despite political differences between the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and her government, Mamata Banerjee said she wished everyone in the Darjeeling hills and other parts of the state `to be happy and stay together`.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi held consultations with party leaders as the 72-hour deadline set by Trinamool Congress for rollback of diesel price hike, LPG subsidy cap and FDI in retail ended on Monday.