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Bengal progressing, people won’t have to beg: Mamata

Bengal progressing, people won’t have to beg: Mamata
She lashed out at the CPM for having ‘slept through the last 34 years’.

The CPM had ruled the state uninterruptedly for 34 years before Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011.

Banerjee took a jibe at the CPM, Congress and the BJP for being ‘envious’ of her government’s progress.

‘We will go forward with developmental work and progress ... The youth should not fear ... No one will have to beg and eat,’ she said at a public rally at Raidighi in South-24 Parganas district.

The chief minister inaugurated 44 projects, including the Rs 3.5 crore worth Raidighi stadium.
She announced plans to develop Jharkhali, an island in the Sunderban mangroves, as a tourism hub.

‘We are soon going to start chopper services to Sunderbans. Jharkhali will be developed as a tourism hub,’ she said, adding that the first women’s university was coming up in Diamond Harbour.
‘Women should not get married at an early age ... They should study,’ she said.

Banerjee said her government has taken up a lot of projects in the last two-and-a-half years since it came to power whereas the CPM had failed to do so.

‘They were sleeping for the last 34 years and now suddenly they are awake and have started slogan-shouting and conducting meetings.

‘The CPM, Congress and the BJP are all envious as we progress. They are bristling with envy and there is no cure for envy,’ she said.

CM ‘rescues’ students barred from exams

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said 410 students who did not get admit cards for the secondary examinations and were on the verge of losing an academic year, would be allowed to register for the exams Sunday. The students of Kakinara Adarsha High School in North 24 Parganas of the state were denied admit cards for the Madhyamik examinations (class X) beginning 24 February, after the West Bengal Board for Secondary Education did not recognise them as bona fide examinees. ‘On humanitarian ground and to ensure they do not lose a precious academic year, it has been decided that all the 410 students who did not get admit cards will be allowed to register for the exams Sunday at the Board office,’ she said.
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