Mamata asks 10-yr to build 'Sonar Bangla' | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 29, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 29, 2012

Mamata asks 10-yr to build 'Sonar Bangla'

Share this with

Copy this link


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday said she would turn her state into a "Sonar Bangla" if she got an opportunity to work for just 10 years.
In her characteristic style of making promises before mass gathering, the chief minister said, "in a new Bengal that would emerge, unemployed youths would not have to go outside the state to seek jobs".
"The only thing I need to have is adequate funds to complete the projects undertaken by the state government," she told a huge rally at Pundibari in Cooch Behar district.
Earlier, Mamata had promised to turn Kolkata into London by giving the state capital a facelift.
She said if the state had the fund and the Reserve Bank of India stopped collection of interest on loans, it was possible to give jobs to 10 lakh unemployed youths in a year.
She said the central Indian government was 'forcefully' collecting huge amounts of interest over loans taken by the erstwhile Left Front government in West Bengal.
The Centre had never asked the previous government to stop taking loans and now they were taking back huge interest from the state government, she said.
"I do not take even a Rupee as my salary and do not drink a single cup of tea with government money", she claimed.
Continuing her tirade against the Congress-led UPA government Centre, Banerjee noted that the Centre had hiked the price of fertiliser three times.
The condition of the national highways was also deteriorating, she said claiming that request was made to repair the highways but that fell on deaf ears.
If the Centre failed to do anything, the job should best be handed over to the state government, she said.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Share this with

Copy this link

Top News

Top