The RSS mouthpiece Organiser weekly has praised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying that the country needs dozens like her .
The RSS mouthpiece in its editorial described Banerjee as a “rare breed of politicians, who have not made money-making their raison d’être in politics”.
The Organiser piece entioned lack of development in West Bengal and states: "Mamata Banerjee has never claimed to have a magic potion that would transform West Bengal into a wonderland overnight. It is an arduous task.”
Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday returned the compliment by describing the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat as a state that has been “nurtured and it is progressing”.
While Banerjee attacked the Left parties for lack of industrialisation in West Bengal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the government’s FDI decision, she praised the Modi government, saying: “Gujarat has been nurtured and it is progressing”.Speaking at the 85th AGM of FICCI, she blamed the lack of industrialisation in Bengal on the “35 years of Left rule”.
In a two-pronged attack, she demanded to know how the Centre allowed the previous government to incur such massive debts. “Bengal is one of the most debt-ridden states in India,” she said.
Taking on the PM on FDI in multi-brand retail, she said, “What can we do? We are grassroots-level people, we are the representatives of the people. And the common man is outdated. I am proud to say we are with the people.”