New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned that the state all the time fights for humanity, unity and integrity and doesn’t bow all the way down to anybody on these points, information company PTI reported.
Talking on the inauguration of the twenty eighth Kolkata Worldwide Movie Competition (KIFF) on the Netaji Indoor Stadium on Thursday, the chief minister mentioned Bengal has a protracted historical past of wrestle.
“Bengal has been combating for unity, humanity, range and integrity. This wrestle will go on,” she mentioned, including, “Our state doesn’t bow all the way down to anyone, nor does it beg.”
Notably, the West Bengal authorities has repeatedly urged the Centre to launch funds to clear dues for GST as effectively the MNGREA and CM Mamata Banerjee had additionally met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a couple of events to debate the problem.
Throughout her speech, the chief minister additionally demanded Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan be honoured with the Bharat Ratna for his immense contribution to Indian and world cinema.
“Though not formally, however from Bengal, we’ll elevate this demand to honour Amitabh Bacchan with the Bharat Ratna award for his contribution to Indian cinema for such a very long time. As a human being, he’s additionally nice” Mamata Banerjee mentioned.
Referring to Amitabh Bachchan elevating the problem of freedom of expression in cinemas, Banerjee mentioned, “Amitabh Bachchan has come and elaborately mentioned what no considered one of us can say. Even now, and I am positive my colleagues on stage would agree questions are being raised on civil liberties and freedom of expression.”
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee, cricketer Sourav Ganguly, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, singers Kumar Sanu and Arijit Singh and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha had been additionally amongst these current through the inauguration.