Avoid news channels: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister advising people to stop watching news channels and switch to entertainment channels instead.

Published: 20th April 2012 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:28 PM   |  A+A-


West Bengal Chief Minister during a program at Basirhut in North 24 Porganas on Thursday. (PTI)

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with yet another bizarre advice. She is now advising people on what television channels they should watch. Addressing a gathering in North 24 Parganas, she told people to stop watching certain news channels and switch to entertainment channels instead.

She told her cadres to avoid some TV channels and listen to music instead. She also criticised a section of the media for being biased and presenting her government in a bad light.

"There are two to three television channels of the CPI(M) that you should not watch. Instead listen to songs on other channels," Mamata said.

She said canards were being spread when she was making tireless efforts to restore the past glory of Bengal which was ruined during the 34 years of Left rule.

"I do not care about fingers pointed against me. I do not care for anybody. I only care for Ma, Mati, Manush of Bengal," Banerjee told a rally after a government function.

Mamata Banerjee also said that no amount of negative publicity would deter her from her goal of bringing development for the people.

"No one can deter Mamata Banerjee in serving you. I will prove to those who are out to tarnish our government through a campaign of lies, wrong. No amount of browbeating or propaganda will help," she said.

Mamata, who has been named among the 100 most influential people in the world by the Time magazine in its 2012 list lamented that one did not get due respect at home.

Stating that many wanted the government to forcibly acquire land of farmers, allow SEZ to come up again and lift the land ceiling, she said "I will never do so. The people of Bengal do not believe land mafias and looters.


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