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.
People of West Bengal were spared hardship as private bus and minibus operators in the state on Tuesday deferred their three-day strike from tomorrow as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not in the country.
Expressing hope that talks during her Singapore visit can open new possibilities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday night urged everyone, especially the media to be positive of her trip which is aimed at roping in investment for the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarked on her maiden foreign visit to Singapore for attracting investment and partnership, even as opposition parties expressed scepticism about the state gaining anything from her initiative.