Massiah Mamata!

Nano gets a new home,but the temperamental supremo of the Trinamool Congress(TMC) Mamata Banarjee vows to continue her Singur agitation until and unless the Marxist government of West Bengal return the ‘forcibly acquired’ lands to unwilling farmers.Mamata a lready met the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patil in Delhi.Frustrated by the stalemate Ratan Tata announced Nano’s departure from Bengal and Nano had  found a new home in Narendra Modi’s Gujrat.Though experts believe that acquired lands are not fit for farming after the construction but Mamatasticks to her demand the return of 400 acres.Political pundits believe that Mamata wants to drag this issue till the parliamentary election.
Mamata’s political carrier at a glance:

1970-80: General-Secretary, Mahila ( Women) Congress (I), West Bengal
1978-81: Secretary, District Congress Committee (Indira),Calcutta South.
1984: Elected to 8th Lok Sabha – General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I).
1985-87: Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
1987-88: Member, National Council, All India Youth Congress (I)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1988: Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party
1989: Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee West Bengal
1990: President, Youth Congress, West Bengal
1991: Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93: Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Women and Child Development
1993-96: Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1995-96: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1996: Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97: Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1997 Founded All India Trinamool Congress AFTER BREAKING AWAY FROM Indian National Congress and elected Chairperson, All India Trinamool Congress
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Railways
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha(lower house of parliament) for the fifth consecutive timeLeader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok SabhaMember, General Purposes Committee
13 Oct. 1999: – 16 March 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
2001-2003: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industries
8 Sept. 2003: – 8 Jan. 2004 Union Cabinet Minister (without any portfolio)
9 Jan. 2004:- May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)

Mamata also wrote books including Anubhuti,Struggle for Existence,janmaini,Ashani Shanket,Ekantee etc.


About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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