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Mamata Banerjee is the ninth and current Chief Minister of West Bengal. The 66-year-old leader began her political career in the 1970s as part of the Congress but later left the party due to differences in political views with the then West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Somendra Nath Mitra. After splitting away from the Congress, she founded the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and currently serves as the chairperson of the party. Popularly known as 'didi' in Bengal, she dismantled 34 years of communist rule in her home state of West Bengal after a landslide victory in the 2011 state assembly elections. Since then, she has been holding the CM post in the state for three consecutive terms. Before becoming the chief minister of the state, she held several important portfolios in the government of India. In 1991, she was appointed as the Union minister of state for human resources development, youth affairs and sports; and women and child development under the Congress government at the Centre. In 1999, she joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and was appointed minister for railways. In 2004, she got the coal and mines portfolio and in 2009, she became the railway minister for the second time. More

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  • Mamata Banerjee to launch scheme for development of rural roads March 28, 2023 11:38 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee to launch scheme for development of rural roads

    Under the 'Pathashree-Rastashree' scheme around 12,000 km of roads will be constructed or reconstructed in 29,475 villages of the state, a senior official of the Panchayat and Rural Development department said.

  • Which new, hallowed sector has Bengal corruption clawed? March 26, 2023 11:18 AM IST

    Which new, hallowed sector has Bengal corruption clawed?

    Much of the credit for exposing this corruption of the Mamata Banerjee-led government goes to Abhijit Gangopadhyay, a Calcutta High Court judge who pursued the matter with zeal and courage.

  • Mamata Banerjee to meet Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar today March 23, 2023 01:08 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee to meet Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar today

    The scheduled meeting between the two non-BJP CMs assumes significance in the wake of Banerjee's recent interaction with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Kolkata.

  • By stalling parliament, BJP trying to make Rahul Gandhi hero to serve own interests: Mamata Banerjee March 20, 2023 09:42 AM IST

    By stalling parliament, BJP trying to make Rahul Gandhi hero to serve own interests: Mamata Banerjee

    A senior TMC leader said Banerjee, while addressing party workers over the phone during an internal party meeting in Murshidabad district on Sunday, alleged that the Congress has failed to fight the BJP and has a tacit understanding with the saffron camp in West Bengal.

  • Mamata takes over TMC's Birbhum organisation March 18, 2023 09:13 AM IST

    Mamata takes over TMC's Birbhum organisation

    Senior party leader and MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said on Friday that the decision was taken during the party's meeting at Banerjee's Kalighat residence.

  • Akhilesh meets Mamata: TMC, SP decide to fight BJP together, keep distance from Congress March 17, 2023 08:15 PM IST

    Akhilesh meets Mamata: TMC, SP decide to fight BJP together, keep distance from Congress

    Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that his party is following a policy of maintaining distance from both the BJP and the Congress.

  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Centre for misusing central agencies, to meet Mamata Banerjee this evening March 17, 2023 01:27 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav slams Centre for misusing central agencies, to meet Mamata Banerjee this evening

    Akhilesh Yadav, who is in the city to chair his party's two-day national executive, is scheduled to meet West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday evening.

  • West Bengal business meet in November, govt plans campaign in multiple states March 16, 2023 08:55 AM IST

    West Bengal business meet in November, govt plans campaign in multiple states

    Chairing the Industrial Promotional Board meeting at Nabanna Sabhaghar on Wednesday, Banerjee also stated that West Bengal, which has been a logistics hub, is also emerging as a data centre.

  • Mamata Banerjee's national political dreams are on a bumpy path. But there’s a bigger worry too March 09, 2023 11:42 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee's national political dreams are on a bumpy path. But there’s a bigger worry too

    Failures in Meghalaya, Tripura, and Goa are the least of Mamata Banerjee’s problems. In Bengal, her home turf, there are unmistakable signs of discontentment with Banerjee and the TMC. The Sagardighi bypoll loss serves her an ominous warning

  • Bengal Congress spokesperson Kaustav Bagchi arrested for comments against Mamata Banerjee March 04, 2023 11:58 AM IST

    Bengal Congress spokesperson Kaustav Bagchi arrested for comments against Mamata Banerjee

    Bagchi, a lawyer had reacted sharply and allegedly criticised the CM and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for her "personal attacks" on West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after the Congress' win in the Sagardighi bypolls.

  • Will fight till last breath to protect Constitution: Mamata Banerjee February 06, 2023 05:36 PM IST

    Will fight till last breath to protect Constitution: Mamata Banerjee

    Speaking at the fourth convocation of St Xavier’s University, where she was conferred an honorary DLitt, Banerjee said everyone should work to protect the unity of this country.

  • BJP using money from LIC, nationalised banks to benefit some leaders: Mamata Banerjee February 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST

    BJP using money from LIC, nationalised banks to benefit some leaders: Mamata Banerjee

    Speaking at a function in Purba Bardhaman district, the Trinamool Congress supremo lashed out at the BJP-led Centre over the Union budget, saying that the share market witnessed a massive crash following the presentation of the budget on Wednesday.

  • Budget 2023 'anti-people', 'opportunistic', says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee February 01, 2023 06:49 PM IST

    Budget 2023 'anti-people', 'opportunistic', says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    "The changes in the income tax slabs will not help anyone. There is no ray of hope in this Budget — it is a dark budget," Mamata Banerjee said.

  • Budget 2023 'anti-people', 'opportunistic': Mamata Banerjee February 01, 2023 03:13 PM IST

    Budget 2023 'anti-people', 'opportunistic': Mamata Banerjee

    Addressing a government function at Bolpur in Birbhum district, she claimed that the changes in the income tax slabs will not help anyone.

  • Mamata Banerjee hands over land documents to Amartya Sen, says unauthorised occupation claim baseless January 30, 2023 11:44 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee hands over land documents to Amartya Sen, says unauthorised occupation claim baseless

  • Renaming of islands in Andamans done to gain popularity: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee January 23, 2023 03:05 PM IST

    Renaming of islands in Andamans done to gain popularity: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    Banerjee along with several dignitaries and family members of Bose paid tributes to the freedom fighter at the Red Road event.

  • TMC will not join CPI-M-Congress alliance in Tripura, Mamata to visit on February 6 January 22, 2023 01:29 PM IST

    TMC will not join CPI-M-Congress alliance in Tripura, Mamata to visit on February 6

    Tripura Trinamool Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas said TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister will arrive in Tripura on February 6 to campaign for party candidates.

  • Bengal facing discrimination over MGNREGA fund disbursement: Mamata Banerjee January 16, 2023 02:20 PM IST

    Bengal facing discrimination over MGNREGA fund disbursement: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee claimed the Centre owes West Bengal Rs 6,000 crore for the scheme.

  • Bengal believes in giving development humane face: Mamata Banerjee at G20 meeting January 09, 2023 01:17 PM IST

    Bengal believes in giving development humane face: Mamata Banerjee at G20 meeting

    Mamata Banerjee, during her speech, also said that the state government has created 12 million jobs, and increased Bengal's GDP manifold.

  • TMC launches new mass outreach campaign ahead of rural polls January 02, 2023 08:33 PM IST

    TMC launches new mass outreach campaign ahead of rural polls

    The party also launched a mobile app, "Didir Doot" Didi's messenger), to record feedback from beneficiaries of the projects ahead of the panchayat polls due this year.

  • Treat patients first before initiating hospital admission process: Mamata Banerjee to doctors December 09, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    Treat patients first before initiating hospital admission process: Mamata Banerjee to doctors

    Mamata Banerjee, who went straight to the hospital after returning from New Delhi on Thursday evening, also took exception to the practice of doctors referring patients to other hospitals.

  • Saket Gokhale made no mistake: Mamata Banerjee December 06, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Saket Gokhale made no mistake: Mamata Banerjee

    The Gujarat Police have detained Gokhale over a tweet endorsing an alleged fake news report about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Morbi after a bridge collapse incident there on October 31, which had claimed 135 lives.

  • Centre could have used any national symbol other than lotus for G20 logo: Mamata Banerjee December 05, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Centre could have used any national symbol other than lotus for G20 logo: Mamata Banerjee

    The Congress has alleged that the Centre used lotus in the G20 logo in a bid to promote the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Mamata Banerjee likely to officially announce 2 new districts on November 29 November 28, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee likely to officially announce 2 new districts on November 29

    "All the necessary work to create the two new districts has been completed. The CM is likely to announce the names tomorrow in Hingalganj during the administrative meeting," the official told PTI.

  • Ensure your name on voter list to avoid detention under garb of enforcing NRC: Mamata Banerjee November 23, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    Ensure your name on voter list to avoid detention under garb of enforcing NRC: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee was addressing a programme organised by the state government to distribute land 'pattas' (documents) to marginalised families from all districts.