Peeved by allegations that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that CBI, which is probing the multi-crore chit fund scam, is being used as a political weapon by the Centre.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a slew of projects for development of North Bengal including air services between Cooch Behar and Kolkata via Durgapur, where a new airport is coming up in collaboration with Changi of Singapore.
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee indicating her Trinamool Congress was not averse to the idea of a tie-up with the CPI-M, the BJP Saturday claimed the swaying of minority voters towards it has led to the ruling party scurrying to its traditional foes for survival.
The Left parties, including major partner CPI(M), on Saturday ruled out the possibility of joining hands with Trinamool Congress to counter BJP, a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that no one was "untouchable" in politics including the communists.
Averring that no one is "untouchable", West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her Trinamool Congress would consider and discuss the matter if a proposal for a tie-up came from her long-time foe CPM.
Accusing Narendra Modi government of trying to sell out the nation to foreign powers by allowing FDI in various sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said any global economic downturn in future would have severe implications on the Indian economy.
With the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate closing in on the Saradha money trail, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her party does not need chit fund money to run its affairs and warned those engaged in "political maligning" to shield the "real culprits"
After Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal,a party MLA has sparked controversy with his "insensitive" remark that "as long as the world exists, rape will be there", inviting strong condemnation from women's rights groups and parties with BJP demanding police action against the legislator.
A lot of foreign investors are keen to invest in West Bengal and are ignoring the "malicious lies" about the state government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday as she hit out at the critics of her recent tour of Singapore.
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.
Arun Jaitley questioned West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee`s recent Singapore visit to attract investment, noting that her Trinamool Congress had opposed FDI in defence on the ground that it was opposed to foreign funding.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday questioned the inconsistency between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s opposition to FDI in defence and her trip to Singapore to seek foreign investment.