West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not invited for Kolkata metro hall inauguration, Trinamool Congress boycotts occasion


The title of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is lacking from the invitation of the inauguration of Phase I of East-West Metro hall between Salt Lake Sector-V to Salt Lake Stadium on Thursday. Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Babul Supriyo have been invited for the inauguration ceremony. 

West Bengal minister for Fire and Emergency Services Sujit Bose, MP Krishna Bose and Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar had been invited to attend the programme by the Centre. However, the trio won’t attend the occasion in protest towards CM Banerjee not being invited.

According to sources, Chief Secretary Rajiv Sinha has additionally not been invited for the occasion.

However, metro officers have stated that they despatched a a call for participation to CM Mamata Banerjee on February 12 (Wednesday) and metro officers went to the Secretariat itself on Thursday. They added that the CM’s Secretary has accepted the invitation letter. It was stated that the invitation was despatched to CM Banerjee on the directions of Goyal.

In the wake of this, the Trinamool Congress camp has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in politics on this matter. But BJP chief Mukul Roy reminded the TMC identified that historical past is being repeated. He stated that in the course of the inauguration of the metro from Tollygunge to Gariya Bazar, when Banerjee was the Railway Minister, the then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya was not invited.

In 2009, when Banerjee was the Railway Minister, it was determined to increase the four-km-long metro line however the invitation was not despatched to Bhattacharya and Banerjee herself inaugurated. During that point, Left occasion chairman Biman Bose had alleged that Banerjee is doing political packages with the cash of the federal government.

Roy stated, “Now Mamta Banerjee must have remembered that this history is being repeated.” He additionally added that in 2009, no invitation was despatched to anybody, neither any consultant of the state authorities was current and a number of politics was completed on this incident. That day, the Left events additionally turned towards the Centre, he added. 

The 5.7-kilometre-long metro line will run on its first section and can cowl six metro stations as of now. A listing of metro fares has been put in all of the metro stations. A particular telephone has been organized within the platform, by which passengers will be capable of discuss immediately within the management room throughout an emergency.

The platforms have additionally been supplied with a display door and when the practice arrives, the display door will open similtaneously the metro doorways, as a result of which one can not try suicide and after that, they’ll be capable of enter the metro practice.