Mamata Banerjee completes one year as West Bengal Chief Minister

Right one year back on 20 May, 2011, is the day when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took her office on Sunday, ended a huge much pressured year after exited 34 years old red rule of Left in May last year with the slogan ‘change not revenge’.

One lady who solely ended the Left regime and since then always working for state, took the oath of office May 20, 2011.

Talking to reporters, Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed said, “Mamata-di has worked tirelessly for Bengal’s development. When we say that all work has been done, we mean the seeds of development have been sown. The fruits will come soon.”

In Kolkata, all the member of Trinamool Congress celebrated ‘Pragati Utsab’ on Saturday in mark of celebrating a year in power by Banerjee and since then is painting Kolkata blue, build Kolkata a blue city by giving a neutral uniform colour code. For that govt is in plan to approve that- tax cuts for those who paint their homes blue.

Along with Mamata, Governor M K Narayanan and her ministers, MPs and MLAs, Bengal’s top bureaucrats all were presented in the ‘Utsav’ to inaugurate the “path-breaking achievements” of the past year.

Called it ‘historic’, Governor said that it seemed confident of the goal of a “Sonar Bangla” being achieved by the Mamata Banerjee government.

After came in power, West Bengal‘s first woman Banerjee did a lot such as signed a tripartite pact to restore peace in Darjeeling, opened 10 police stations comprising exclusively of women personnel, passed legislation to return 400 acres of land from the Tata Motors to farmers, Ladies’ special trams and buses have introduced and also set up 21 sick newborn care units (SNCU).

And still govt has been taking several steps to improve the work culture of the state administration and state-run hospitals by paying surprise visits, according to source.

Just while celebration was made, a 22-page report card has been released by its ally Congress in wake to evaluate the government’s performance in the last one year’s crime and violence in the present regime. No one Congressmen were presented in the event, being not invited.

Claiming the Banerjee stating a wrong perception statement, WBPCC President Pradip Bhattacharya said, “The much publicised statement that ‘100% work is completed’ is not a correct perception. Re-building of Bengal has just started and we have promises to keep.”

Being left few areas far away from the government performance, Bhattacharya said: “We are not into number game and we will not give marks to the government as we understand that rebuilding the state is not the work of a year.”

He further added, “We welcome government’s efforts to bring peace in Junglemahal and Darjeeling, but not happy with the deteriorating law and intrusion of politics in education system.” Moreover about state’s financial performance, the Congress said it had documented proofs of regarding huge amounts of aid to the state on several projects by Centre.

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