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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

About Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is the Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Professional Biography

As Chief Minister of West Bengal

On February 8, 2010, Bhattacharjee announced that ten percent reservation in jobs would be given to Muslims socially, educationally and economically backward. The decision raised criticism from two sections of the public. One section viewed the move as a bid to win Muslim bank in the next year Assembly elections. Another section feels there is no need for the quota system in the modern Indian society.

On November 23, 2010, Bhattacharjee expressed concern over the high cost of education. Speaking at a function, he said his government would provide financial help to the poor to continue their studies.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee slams UPA's economic policies
Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI (M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has slammed the economic policies of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre.

CPM leaders meet in Kolkata to discuss political ideology
Leaders and politburo members of the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) met in West Bengal for a second consecutive day on Wednesday to draft their future strategies and political resolutions.

West Bengal to be renamed as Pashchim Banga
A committee comprising West Bengal's Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee and other opposition party leaders has unanimously proposed that the state of West Bengal be renamed as "Paschim Banga".

CPI (M) to discuss poll debacle in Hyderabad
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has begun a crucial meeting today to discuss the party's poll debacle that ended its 34-year rule in West Bengal.

Buddhadeb slams Central Government for frequent hike in petrol prices
In his first public address after the rout in the recently conducted West Bengal Assembly polls, former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee criticised the Central Government for frequent hike in fuel prices.

Mamata takes oath as eighth W. Bengal CM in Bengali
Trinamool Congress Party chief Mamata Banerjee took oath of office as West Bengal's first woman Chief Minister on Friday. West Bengal Governor M.K.Narayanan administered the oath of office to her. Banerjee who is the eighth chief minister of the state, took her oath in Bengali.

Mamata sworn in as West Bengal Chief Minister
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister.

Mamata to be sworn in as West Bengal CM
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister today.

Mamata's swearing-in ceremony in open at Raj Bhavan
All preparation have been made for perhaps the most crowded oath-taking ceremony, with over 3,000 people have been invited to attend the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's swearing in ceremony as West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday.

Supporters cheer Trinamool Congress' expected poll sweep in West Bengal
With the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party heading towards a historic poll sweep in West Bengal, hundreds of party supporters celebrated the perceived decline of the 34-year-old Left Front rule here on Friday.

Mamata set for landslide win in West Bengal
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee is all set for a massive victory in West Bengal, as her alliance is now leading in 204 seats leaving far behind rivals Left Front, who are at 73 seats so far.

TMC alliance takes early lead in West Bengal
According to the early trend for the 294-West Bengal assembly seats, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) alliance is leading in twenty seats, while the Left Front is leading in seven seats.

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