The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party won six out of the nine wards in Mirik municipality and romped home in one ward in Darjeeling, a big gain for the party since its inception and a setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
"They have a very strange attitude. They don't attend meetings (on Ganga). I am going to write to Banerjee to send officials for the meetings," Minister of Water Resources Bharti told reporters here.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday - without naming the BJP – dared the saffron party to divide Bengal in the name of religion.
The Parliament on Wednesday condemned a BJP youth wing leader's offer for a bounty of Rs 11 lakh to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today called for the replacement of EVMs with ballot paper, saying "old is always gold".
Banerjee is in the capital for the last four days primarily in connection with the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
During Hasina's visit, which is her first after Modi assumed office in 2014, the two sides will be signing at least 25 pacts in various key sectors including civil nuclear cooperation and defence but any agreement on the Teesta water sharing is unlikely to be inked.
During their meeting with Banerjee, which lasted for around 45-minutes, the Chinese diplomat expressed interest to invest in the state, principally in the manufacturing and MSME sectors, officials said.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave her approval to the joint venture at a meeting of the Cabinet's standing committee on industry held at the state secretariat today, state finance minister Amit Mitra said.
Earlier farmers were able to sell 90 quintal of paddy in a year but as per the new decision there will be no limit on the sale of paddy by farmers, the official said.
"A controversial #Budget2017 which is clueless, useless, baseless, missionless and actionless. Heartless No roadmap for the country or the future from a government that has lost all its credibility," Banerjee said on Twitter.
West Bengal has received investment proposals worth Rs 2.35 lakh crore across sectors at the 3rd Global Bengal Business Summit held here, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.
Two months after note ban, the Modi government was today still in the crosshairs of the opposition with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying people were on the "brink of disaster" and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene while former premier Manmohan Singh asserted it will adversely affect India's GDP.
"Don't forget this is the same Mamata who with a handful of colleagues fought the Singur war," the TMC MP said.
Forced adaptation to electronic transaction has resulted in normalcy in most part of the economy.
Patel told reporters after the hour-long meeting in the chief minister's chamber in the state secretariat that the "meeting was good".
Patel will arrive in the city tomorrow for some official engagements and his meeting with Banerjee is likely to take place on Thursday afternoon, a top official of the Chief Minister's Office told PTI.
People in the country, despite facing hardships, are supporting the Prime Minister's demonetisation move, which is in the "greater interest our nation", she told reporters.
Amid salary day blues, Mamata Banerjee today alleged her state West Bengal and some others were being discriminated against in supply of new currency notes and demanded that RBI furnish details of bills distributed to each state.
Meanwhile, RBI restricted withdrawal limit from Jan Dhan accounts up to Rs 10,000 per month. "Total cash influx in Jan Dhan accounts is Rs 30,000 crore (approx) and the new RBI guidelines came following reports of its misuse," said RBI.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana â€“ essentially zero deposit accounts - saw this sharp jump in deposits after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetization of higher denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and accompanied a Rs 5 lakh crore surge in deposits overall.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Narendra Modi government of making "actionless announcements" and said it should allow the old Rs 500 notes to remain in circulation along with new notes to help the common people.
Rahul Gandhi is also likely to speak in the Lok Sabha today. Opposition is demanding that the PM must address the issue in Parliament with Various parties giving adjournment motions. So, expect a stormy winter session as the lower house kicks off with business today.
The leaders will meet again today to finalize the strategy on the issue agreeing at the meeting to use "all parliamentary tools including a demand for constituting a joint parliamentary committee to go into the issue and hold the government to account.
"Tomorrow I am meeting the President on demonetisation issue. I will be meeting him with 40 of my MPs. I have spoken to various political parties. I have spoken to Rahul Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Naveen Patnaik, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal.