Looking back: Mamata govt completes 2 yrs of 2nd term
Kolkata: It was on May 27 in 2016 when Mamata Banerjee had sworn in as Chief Minister for the second time.
The oath-taking ceremony was held on Red Road. It was the first time when the swearing-in ceremony of any Chief Minister and her cabinet colleagues had taken place on Red Road.
It was Banerjee's decision to take oath in front of the common people whose mandate had brought her back to power to carry on with the work to ensure the overall development of Bengal.
On Sunday, Banerjee's government completed two years of its second term that had initiated on May 22 in 2016, after successfully implementing development projects in the previous five years since 2011.
It was for the first time in 2016 when development of the state was the issue of the election. There was no anti-incumbency factor, as Banerjee had kept all her pre-poll promises that she had made ahead of the 2011 Assembly elections.
People had exercised their power in favour of Banerjee and her party for sustainability of the development of Bengal.
It was the development of the state, for which people once again favoured Banerjee's party in the recently held Panchayat polls.
Giving 10 out of 10 to Banerjee's government, Partha Chatterjee, Secretary General of Trinamool Congress and the state Education minister, said: "People in each and every corner of the state have witnessed development. Starting from Kolkata to the villages of Bengal, development work has been carried out everywhere despite financial constraints and even after the Centre reduced its share of funds for different projects and schemes."
He further said: "It is the people who do the assessment of our work."
Taking a dig at the Centre, he said: "The government at the Centre did nothing for the benefit of common people in the past four years, apart from investing Rs 4,500 crore to build the image of Narendra Modi. They are not eligible to get even three out of 10."
For the benefit of people, the Chief Minister has taken up several projects in the past seven years and around 90 percent of the state's residents have been benefitted through the projects like Sabuj Sathi, Yuvashree, Rupashree, Kanyashree, Manabik, Samabyathi and Shikhashree.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will set out for the Hills on Monday. She will be holding meetings on Tuesday with all the boards which were formed to ensure development of people in the Hills.
The meeting is scheduled to take place in Kalimpong. She would also be holding the administrative review meeting of the newly formed district, Kalimpong.