Date Of Birth : 1955-01-05
Occupation : Politician
Mamata Banerjee is the 11th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal. She is the first woman to hold the office. Banerjee founded the party All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC or TMC) in 1997 and became its chairperson, after separating from the Indian National Congress. She is usually called "Didi" (meaning elder sister). In 2011 Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the TMC in West Bengal by defeating the world's longest-serving democratically-elected communist government, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government, bringing to an end 34 years of Left Front rule in the state. Banerjee previously served as a Minister of Railways twice, Minister of Coal, and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Women and Child Development in the cabinet of the Indian government. She opposed forceful land...
Veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty, has been nominated as one of the five Rajya Sabha members by West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee.Several leading personalities from the field of art, films, literature and sports have over more »
Kripa Parekh reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jan 20, 2014 , 12:20 pm
Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws should be banned
Every time I go to Kolkata this one thing get stuck in my head. I can never get onto one of these hand pulled rickshaws. Neither can I not because I genuinely think these rickshaw pullers actually need the money. So basically I climb on to a hand more »
Rahul Srivastava started the Discussion
on Jan 02, 2014 , 12:31 pm
Kolkata rape: Why is Mamata Banerjee silent?
The death of teenage gang rape victim has created uproar in Kolkata. Politicians, film stars and general public is also out on streets to protest against the dreadful incident, but Mamata Banerjee, it seems, doesn’t bother at all. Despite bei more »
Richard Fuller reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jul 16, 2013 , 01:26 pm
20-year-old gang-raped and murdered's family gets consolation
West Bengal currently alleged to be an unsafe place in India. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the 20-year-old woman was allegedly abducted, gang-raped and murdered on June 7 in Barasat in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas District.Victim's more »