Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bengal surges ahead: Here is the details of achievements by Mamata Banerjee leaded Trinamool Congress (TMC/AITC) government in last little over 5 years which surpassed previous Left Front (CPIM) government’s 34yrs achievement.

After 34yrs of misrule by CPIM leaded Left Front Government, now from May’2011 West Bengal witnessed an array of welfare schemes sponsored and funded solely by the State Government during Mamata Banerjee (Didi) leaded Trinamool era.
Several schemes by TMC government earned acclaims from national and international authorities. Be it agriculture, education, health, infrastructure, social welfare or any other sector, there was a tailor made scheme for each slice of the society.   West Bengal may be is the lone State where the government benefits reached almost 100 per cent of the population.
Here are the 12 BIG achievements of the West Bengal Government during Mamata Banerjee’s tenure>>

1) Fair Price Shops: 

A) Rs 2/kg rice -  ‘Rajya Khadya Suraksha Yojana’ helped the economically weaker sections.
Apart from it Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee constantly monitored the market prices and met with the task force to keep the prices of foods in control. The Govt rolled out fair price seed shops, fair price vegetable shops and prices of the food grains were kept under close watch.

B) Cheaper Medicines & Medical Diagnostics:

TMC government opened Fair-Price Medicine Shop in almost all major government hospitals. The Government is also launched Fair Price Diagnostic Centers.

2) Development in Health sector: 

It’s not only fair priced medicines and diagnostic total health sector  saw massive change  and infrastructural improvements through such programs as special schemes  for example, ‘Shishu Saathi’, establishment of fair price medicine shops (where costly medicines are made available at almost half their prices), establishment of Sick Newborn Care Units  a number of super-specialty hospitals, Mother and Child Hubs, Intensive and Critical Care Units, Trauma Centers, free diagnostic and medical services for every segment of the society and overall improvement in all services also resulted in improvement of many health  as well as drastic decline in maternal and infant mortality rates.

3) Development of Girl Child: Kanyashree Prakalpo:

Every year, 14th August is celebrated as the 'KanyashreeDibas'. The Chief Minister opened the 'Kanyashree Prakalpo', which consists of an annual stipend of Rs 500 for girls aged between 13 to 18, studying in school and providing one time grant of Rs 25,000 to unmarried girl between the age to 18 and 19 and who are undergoing study or training.  About 1Cr girls have already been enlisted. 

Scholarship/ financial support for the girl child through its ‘Kanyashree’ scheme to arrest girls dropping out of the formal education system which had a enormous effect on rural Bengal Didi distributed  free cycles, free textbooks and free shoes for the students, 100 per cent availability of girls’ toilet in every school.

It has been given international recognition by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and UNICEF.

5) No. 1 in 100 Days’ Work Scheme:

West Bengal ranked No.1 in the country in terms of expenditure under 100-days work in 2013-14. The State exceeded the budget and recorded highest-ever expenditure of more than Rs 5600 Crore. Not only in rural areas even urban areas too get benefits of this scheme.

6) Peace in 'Junglemahal':

One of the most striking performance has definitely been in the State’s success in changing the face of ‘Junglemahal’ making it an area which is laughing at the moment . Both the regions are not only peaceful but have also witnessed unprecedented development and improvement in all. The success of the government on these scores has been acknowledged by all.
7) Economic Growth:

As a result of improved revenue collection and financial discipline, the State’s capital and agri-rural development expenditure jumped six fold, the plan, physical and social infrastructure expenditure more than trebled thereby making West Bengal had an economic growth rate of almost 11 per cent, 3.5 per cent more than the national average.

8) Improve connectivity.. Better roads plus new buses, new routes:

Recently West Bengal witnessed better infrastructure throughout the state also rapid explanation of routes and new buses. More than 10 thousand new routes are opened with almost Lakhs of new buses launched. New, no-refusal AC and non-AC taxis are also launched. Some AC buses have been made Wi-Fi enabled and ‘smart buses’ are being rolled out.

9) Employment Generation:

The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal today claimed that it had created 68 lakh jobs in its first five-year term.
State finance minister Amit Mitra told the Assembly that the total number of jobs created in the state stood at 68,00,912.
New government jobs amounted to 3,96,143, out of which school teachers (primary and secondary) accounted for 56,696.
Mamata Banerjee made 'Tantuja' (state’s handloom marketing unit) which was thrown into darkness by the Left Govt at last have emerged from RED to provide profit which is a huge achievement as it saves large number of employees.
Bengal also introduced some self employed schemes like Gatidhara etc. 

10) World Bank’s Award for 'Gram Panchayats' of West Bengal:

WB Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee  announced that under the World Bank Project on Institutional Strengthening, almost 99% Gram Panchayats of Bengal have qualified for award of block grant of around Rs. 20 lakh each.
For clean rural Bengal, Didi introduced “Nirmal Bangla” which was acclaimed by UNICEF also.

11) Administrative building in North Bengal “Uttar Kanya’’:

The establishment of the Branch Secretariat of Government of West Bengal at Uttar Kanya, Dabgram, is another bold initiative taken by the present Government, after the creation of North Bengal Development Department. This will cater to the needs of 22% population residing in 24% of the total area of the state comprising of 7 districts. This not only signals the honest & sincere intention of the Government towards the overall development of North Bengal but this is the first such instance in the country. The first administrative meeting was held on 11th February, chaired by the CM Ms Mamata Banerjee.

12) Boost for Tourism: 
WB CM visited Sagar Islands and Sunderbans with a delegation of industrialists who pledged to invest in the development of tourism infrastructure in these areas. The CM announced plans to develop a deep sea port at Sagar while eco-tourism would be the focus at Sunderbans.

Traditional tourist attractions like Darjeeling, Digha, Dooars etc also developed as tourist friendly. Even Jangalmahal also developed as tourist attraction.

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Notwithstanding the negativism of the critics, one is sure that West Bengal shall continue to march on the path to development to reclaim its cherished place in the sun.

This article is written by Saroop Chattopadhyay with some help/inputs & edited by Mr. Jayanta Sengupta & some inspiration taken by an article of Dr. Saumitra Mohan (IAS).

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

2nd Innings of Trinamool Congress Regime & the message is Don’t Mess with us ……. Kolkata witnessed sea of humanity during grand Trinammol Congress rally on The Martyr’s day (21se July) rally on 21st July 2016. Congress & CPIM breaks as their MLAs& Councillorsjoin AITC. Mamata Banerjee spoke against "saffron polarisation" in the country and the State using the "politics of cow”. Mamata also condemned misuse of CBI & ED for political purpose.

Kolkata witnessed a record number of attendees Thursday July 21, 2016; during ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s martyr day special rally.

This rally was organized close on the heels of a huge victory in the recently concluded WB assembly election. As usual in the earlier years several leaders from opposition parties have joined TMC during the rally at Dharmatala, Kolkata.

MLAs & Councillors from Congress & CPIM attended meeting and join TMC. The worst casualty Region is Deepa Dasmunshi’s region as the Municipality now is Governed by TMC.
Weakening the Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal, two MLAs of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Congress joined the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday during the party's annual martyrs' day observation in Kolkata.
TMCs Secretary General Partha Chatterjee announced this from the stage in central Kolkata.

Dipali Biswas, CPI-M MLA from Malda’s Gajol constituency & Tusharkanti Bhattacharya, Congress MLA from Bankura, Bishnupur constituency were present here and joining Trinamool Congress party today.
Meanwhile, 14 opposition councillors of three municipalities also joined the ruling partyon Thursday.

Seven Congress Councillors, including the vice chairman, of North Dinajpur’s Kaliaganj Municipality, West Midnapur’s Khargapur Municipalitys five councillors and Purulia Municipality’s two councillors are joining TMC. Getting majority (9 out of total 10 seats), we are taking possession of Kaliaganj Municipality, Partha Chatterjee further said.

In the beginning AITC (TMC) ‘s general secretary indicated that Trinamool’s next target is Tripura. Tripura’s MLA Sudip Roy Burman addressed the rally. As a first step, Trinamool Supremo Mamata will address a Trinamool Congress gathering in Agartala on 9th August 2016.

Please read our earlier post: Tripura – TMC surges ahead…

“Mamata Banerjee is the only leader who has stood up against communal politics in India” as told by her minister Firhad Hakim.

Eminent musician and former Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Kabir Suman on Thursday made a passionate appeal to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for releasing political prisoners lodged in jails across the state.
Kabir Suman also said he is missing Madan Mitra Very Much.

Highlights of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:

Mamata Banerjee said our target is to convert Bengal into Biswa Bangla.
Frontal organisations, panchayats, ZillaParishads, municipalities must keep working for the people.

Central Govt is politically blackmailing opposition through CBI & ED. Instead of bringing black-money back to India they allowed our white money to runaway. 80,000 industrialists left India due to harassment by CBI & ED. States are full of debt but Central Govt isn’t helping. She even went to give examples of different states reeling under loan debt. She blames Center that it is ploy by them (Central Govt) to keep the states under pressure and talk about Federal System.

Attempts are on to saffronise everything: Mamata Banerjee .This is evident from the fact that now Dalit suicide torture across India especially BJP ruled states have increased which she again said was an area of concern. She was critical about Centres Policy like “Swach Bharat” / “Beti Banchao Beti Parao” which are only schemes for Advertisement as compared to similar schemes of bigger size by Bengal Government. The tone was one of confidence and message clear don’t mess with us.

In one of his most searing speeches after the victory in the Assembly poll, Trinamool Congress [TMC] chairperson and the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee spoke against "saffron polarisation" in the country and the State using the "politics of cow." She has appealed to stop such politics. Without naming any political party the Chief Minister has said that she will "not tolerate" any politics of polarization in the State through "cow surveys" by certain political parties.

"I heard that few people, on behalf of a political party or its sister organization is reaching out to the people. They are asking about the number of cows in each household. What right do they have to ask this question?," the Chief Minister asked.
Will not allow communalization in the name of security. Food habit is a personal choice. 

"Dalits are targeted in Gujarat. We are condemning these incidents. And I would like to make it clear that if someone would like to conduct this [cow] survey - tries to set fire - be rest assured we would not tolerate that. We would fight such [intentions] politically. We will not let you set houses on fire," Ms. Banerjee said.

Raising the issue of attacks on Dalits at Una in Gujarat, Ms. Banerjee also called for putting an end to the cow politics in the country.
On Thursday Ms. Banerjee also raised her concerns about saffron polarization in different spheres including education.

There was also some clear do’s& don’ts for TMC Workers by party Chief Mamata Banerjee. 

Zero tolerance on issues of corruption & personal benefits. Anyone who wants to practice are not for TMC. It was bold crisp clear … No lobbying within the party.   

Regarding lobbying this blog already posted an article earlier this month only, Link:
Each one should prepare themselves for serving the people only so that when a TMC Worker walks down the street people should identify each them by pointing out look a TMC worker is going who stands beside us during our need s. A very simple statement though but its unlined meaning is immense. TMC Workers should also make a Yearly Calendar for themselves for serving the common people.

Her mandate was No one is welcome in the party who makes life difficult for common people.

(Article is jointly written by Saroop Chattopadhyay & Jayanta Sengupta)


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Here is the full details of 21 se July একুশে জুলাই. Looking back at July 21, 1993; what happened and certain untold truth about 21st July revolution in Bengal by Mamata Banerjee.

Every year on 21st July Martyr's Day Rally (21se July Sahid Dibas) a mass rally being organized by the All India Trinamool Congress in remembrance of 13 people shot dead by West Bengal Police in Kolkata (with the instruction by the CPIM lead government) during a rally by the West Bengal Youth Congress under Mamata Banerjee on 21 July 1993 while demanding Voter's Identity Card to be made sole required document for voting.

Background & what happened in 21st July 1993:
The 14-year-old communist government won a massive mandate in 1991, but after Mamata Bandopadhyay became the president of youth wing of the opposition INC a new wave of protests began against what many believed Scientific Rigging employed by the ruling party.
On October 1992, Mamata Banerjee, now Chief Minister held a massive rally at the Brigade Parade Ground to symbolically toll the bell for ousting of the Communist Government. To many this rejuvenated the opposition to Ruling Communists after a long gap.

On December 1992, Banerjee took a physically challenged Girl Felani Basak, who was allegedly raped by CPI(M) cadres to the Writers' Building to the then Chief Minister Jyoti Basu but was harassed and allegedly molested by the police before being arrested and released from detention in midnight, this attracted universal outrage.

Finally the youth wing of the party led by Mamata Banerjee,  decided to march to Writers' Building to lodge appeals for Voter Photo-ID cards to be made necessary for free and fair polling....

It was July 21, 1993. The day of Writers' Abhijan organized by the Youth Congress. The demand was: voters' ID cards be made the only required document for voting, to put a stop to CPM's "scientific rigging".

Thousands of Youth Congress supporters had gathered at five different points of the city. 

The rally was a large yet peaceful one with attendance well over 100000. suddenly trouble broke out as cadres from CPI(M) mingled in the crowd and started to throw bricks at police then police began to Lathicharge attending people who reacted by throwing brickbats at the police. 
The Police started shooting from their .303 Rifles without any warning and shot in peoples' head and torso in trying to kill more protesters, 13 people died from the Bullet Wounds sustained. The Decision to open fire was also widely criticized particularly as most of those killed were shot in the back proving they have been murdered in cold blood.

By that time, state Youth Congress president Mamata Banerjee had reached the Tea Board crossing, accompanied by a few other leaders. She had climbed onto a traffic post in the middle of the road, in an effort to control the crowd. The angry policemen surrounded the traffic post and started a lathicharge. 
The Youth Congress leaders accompanying Mamata threw a protective ring around her. Some of them — including Saugata Roy — were badly beaten up, Mamata Banerjee was also had a serious injury. It seems plan was to kill Mamata Banerjee.

The testimony came during his deposition before the single- member judicial commission formed by the Mamata Banerjee- led Trinamool Congress government to investigate the incident, which took place on July 21, 1993. The commission seeks to determine on whose instruction the police opened fire.

Main culprit Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, then the West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs minister in the Jyoti Basu led Cabinet, was also in charge of the city police at the time.
"At that time, in principle, I did not feel the need for a judicial inquiry and I still stick to my views,"Bhattacharjee said in his 50- minute deposition before the July 21 Commission headed by former Orissa High Court Chief Justice Sushanto Chattopadhyay.

The rally in question was organized by the then West Bengal Youth Congress president Mamata Banerjee demanding that photo voter identity cards be made mandatory to ensure fair elections.
When the demonstrators reached Mayo Road and Dorina Crossing at Esplanade, about one kilometer away from Writers' Buildings, they came under fire from the police.

Union Home Minister S. B. Chavan, who had rushed to Calcutta after the incident, advised the state Government to order a judicial probe into the incident. However, no probe was ordered by the Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, who supported the police actions saying they had "done a good job" in preventing the alleged attempted siege of the Writers' Building.

In his deposition, Bhattacharjee said the protesters indulged in "large- scale violence" adding that as a result" around 70 policemen sustained injuries". However, this claim was questioned by Justice (Retired) Chattopadhyay, who pointed out that there was no record of any police personnel taking admission in hospitals to seek treatment for the injuries Bhattacharjee claimed were inflicted on them by the protesters.

The entire episode of 21st July incident gives us a clear view of certain untold truth:

1.     Mamata Banerjee from the early days did take on the CPM head on which the Congress Leaders at the center & state did not want. It was their vested interest among them are some leaders who are at the Top. They never supported Mamata Banerjee. She understood the truth that Congress has become the B Team of CPM.

2.     The cry for Voter ID Card raised by Mamata Banerjee later turned into a history making decision of Election process in India. 

3.     The then Left Govt stinked of arrogance when we read the reporting of Budhadeb Bhattacharya. No wonder he later was an epitome of Arrogance. Now all his arrogance has been smashed to the ground by the historic win of TMC and his one garland photo shoot with Rahul Gandhi. Hypocrisy does not have any color caste or creed.

4. Left shouts about Democracy – how hollow their shout is .. Just imagine when was the democracy when files where lost which depicted all info about 13 lives lost on 21st July. They should keep quiet and apologies to the family members of those bereaved .

5. Lastly Holy cow (?!?) Congress, how low one can stop? How can you forget 13 lives lost, how you can forget that rally it was done for your benefit and some criticized it later?  We all know who those culprits are – now they are on virtual retirement.
Written by Saroop Chattopadhyay with some inputs & help of Jayanta Sengupta. 

To know about latest Martyrs' day rally on 21-07-2016, please read following article:
2nd Innings of Trinamool Congress Regime & the message is Don’t Mess with us ……. Kolkata witnessed sea of humanity during grand Trinammol Congress rally on The Martyr’s day (21se July) rally on 21st July 2016. Congress & CPIM breaks as their MLAs& Councillorsjoin AITC. Mamata Banerjee spoke against "saffron polarisation" in the country and the State using the "politics of cow”. Mamata also condemned misuse of CBI & ED for political purpose.

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