Kolkata confidential: Reshuffle on the cards

Reshuffle on the cards

Trinamool Congress ministers are keeping their fingers crossed when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will preside over a review meeting of all departments, which will be attended by all the ministers, secretaries and joint secretaries of all departments. Grapevine has it that on the basis of the report card of the ministers Mamata may go in for a reshuffle.

Slumber session

There was a sense of disappointment among members in the Assembly who came to attend Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's lecture on the first day of the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee celebrations. Kumar's 'lacklustre' and 'intellectually hollow' speech on 'Challenges before the democracy', led to a member quipping," She did not touch upon any issue."

The worst was to follow the next day when speakers from the Trinamool Congress spoke on the topic.

Such was the effect on the members that most in the House dozed off.

Written off

Writers' Buildings resembles an old and deserted zamindar house. The wooden blocks, partitions and chairs have been removed and broken portraits and machines lay scattered, reminiscent of the grandeur of the good old days. After December 31, when all departments shift to Nabanna, it will mark an end of a glorious era in Indian history.

'Mandate is against Congress' corruption, Rahul, Sonia'

kolkata: BJP MP Smriti Irani who was in Kolkata today described the party's success in the assembly elections as an indication of its win in the Lok Sabha elections. "I think the BJP is poised for a decisive victory in 2014," she said, adding that people wanted to have a BJP-led government at the Centre.

She said the anti-Congress votes were against the corruption rampant in the Congress as well as against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. "Apolitical parties willing to be part of the country's development will be able to recognise people's support towards BJP because they want good governance." Irani also alleged that the Congress tried many stunts such as Food Security Bill while emphasising that government policies needed proper implementation like the way it had been in BJP-ruled states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

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