Tag: Mamta Banerjee

Leftists Bandh Begins In Their Own West Bengal

[Kolkata]LF-sponsored bandh begins in West Bengal
TMC Keeps On Right ordering all its employees to attend offices today and tomorrow.
Over 3,000 police personnel have been deployed in the metropolis to tackle any untoward incident,
The state-wide 12-hour strike called by the Left Parties to protest the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes began in West Bengal today, with normal life visibly unaffected in the first few hours.
Government buses and other private vehicles were seen plying on the road.
State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said.”We oppose bandhs. We will take out a protest march (against demonetisation) on Monday,”
The TMC said it was against putting people to more hardship when they are “already facing a lot of problems owing to the scarcity of cash”.
The state government has ordered all its employees to attend offices today and tomorrow.
Exceptions would be made only in case of bereavement, maternity leave, hospitalisation and other ‘genuine reasons’, a circular issued by the state finance department said.

CM Mamta to Public, 64 Files Of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

[Kolkata] Mamta Banerjee to Declassify Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Files
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced that 64 files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose lying with the state’s Home Department would be declassified and put in public domain from next Friday.
Acknowledging that there was a long-standing demand for the declassification of the files on Bose, Banerjee said there might be one or two more files in the possession of the government.
“A total 64 files are there with us. There may be one or two more files also. After properly reviewing all the files, we have decided to put them in the public domain from next Friday,” she said.
“We decided to release the files so that everybody can see them. We don’t feel that there is anything related to internal security in the files. Everybody wants to know about what happened to Netaji. He was a brave son of our soil and he was from Bengal,” she said.
Asked if the state would request the Centre to declassify files it has in its possession, Banerjee said, “It is for the Centre to decide, but we want the truth about Netaji to come out. It is for you people (journalists) to find out what happened to him.”
The Chief Minister also announced that the record of the freedom struggle from 1937 to 1947 would be digitised in order to preserve history.