India: 'Felt bad': Mamata Banerjee on not having been invited to the launch of Metro | India News

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KOLKATA: Prime Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Friday took umbrage at not having been invited to the inauguration of the corridor of the East-West metro, saying that his team must "shed tears" to sanction the project when she was minister of railways.
The first phase of the East-West corridor of the mass rapid transit network was interrupted by the Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal Thursday, but the TMC missed the event after Mamata Banerjee's name was not on the guest list.
“We had worked hard for the East-West metro project. We literally had to shed tears for that (approval). I felt bad because I was not even informed of the inauguration, "said Banerjee at the National Assembly.
She was Minister of Railways from 2009 to 2011.
The first phase of the metro project links a 4,88 km section between sector V of Salt Lake City - the city's computer center - with Salt lake stadium.
Criticizing opposition parties in West Bengal for spreading "political pollution", the chief minister criticized the CPM and Congress for "political surrender" before the BJP.
“The closer the Congress gets to the CPM, the more it will lose its importance. Wherever regional parties are strong, Congress literally has no existence, ”she said.
Banerjee also said she would write to other chief ministers, urging them not to conduct the NPR exercise because it is a "prelude" to the NRC.

This article appeared first (in English) on THE TIMES OF INDIA

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