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Govt to run on the basis of 'truth,' not by any 'direction': West Bengal CM

Posted on Nov 29, 10:49PM | UNI

Pointing towards Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's 'advice' to her, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the government would run on the basis of 'truth' and not by any 'direction.' 'The state administration will proceed on the basis of truth, not directed by any advice,' the chief minister said while interacting with newspersons at Writers' Buildings.

Ms Banerjee also denied receipt of any such letter saying' I have not received any letter written by anybody.' She made this observation after Mr Katju, in a letter to her, described Ms Banerjee as 'intolerant and whimsical,' advising to mend her ways to remain in power.

Referring to the Dubrajpur and Tehatta incidents, the chief minister said the government was not 'aware' of the incidents, but had ordered inquiries into the incidents to book the culprits.

'We are against firing. We will also not allow forceful land acquisition for setting up industries in the state,' Ms Banerjee maintained.

She said the state's land policy was 'ready' and the government was 'awaiting' the same to be adopted by the Centre.

Incidentally, unveiling 'Bengal Builds,' a three-day Conclave on urban development and growth at 'Milan Mela' here during the day, the chief minister informed that a task force, comprising the state Industry Minister, the Finance Minister, the Power Minister and the Municipal Affairs Minister would be formed to help industrialisation in the state.