Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday asserted he is a "strong BJP man" and wished his party would be in power in the state in the future.
Praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "fighter", senior BJP leader and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday said he would congratulate her on the victory in civic polls when he meets her during his visit to the state.
As West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee government and the ruling Trinamool Congress seemed to be going all out to foil the strike and shutdown called by the Left Front and the BJP on Thursday, the communists have threatened a "war" if the administration tried to thwart the protests.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday said the civic poll results in favour of the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal should be a pointer to national parties that they must deliver on promises or people will vote them out.
With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sweeping the civic polls in the city and the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the victory was an answer to the Opposition's slanderous campaign against her.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday opposed the bandh called by Left parties and BJP on April 30 and warned that the administration will take strong action against those participating in the shutdown.
A crisis management group has been formed to deal with the impact of the quake that hit some parts of West Bengal even as efforts are on to trace over 100 people from the state who were in Nepal during the calamity.
After Nadia becoming the first district in the country to be freed of open defecation, West Bengal would soon have three other districts Hooghly, East Midnapore and North 24 Parganas falling under the same category.
At least 108 people from West Bengal were missing in earthquake-hit Nepal, where 336 others from the state have been trapped after the devastating natural calamity, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Monday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday formed a crisis management group to deal with the impact of the devastating Nepal earthquake on three districts of north Bengal and said monetary assistance would be sought from the Centre after detailed assessment of the damages.