TMC's Abhishek Banerjee: 'Instead Of Renaming, PM Could Have Announced Development Scheme'


TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee called out PM Modi for just renaming the Kolkata Port Trust and not announcing any port development schemes which could generate jobs

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:

Merely a few hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee port, Trinamool Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee slammed PM Modi over his government's 'renaming spree.'

Explaining his point in a Tweet, Banerjee wrote that Bengal has no differences over the name but it makes very little relief or benefit to the lives of common people in the state.

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Adding further Banerjee went on to state that it would have been a gift to the youth of West Bengal if Prime Minister Modi would have declared a Port development or waterways development initiative. The port development initiative would have created further jobs and investments, which would have been a benefit for the state. 

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PM Modi Renames Kolkata Port Trust 

On its 150th anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee port. He also gave a cheque of Rs 500 crores to Kolkata Port Trust to ensure pension to the long-term employees and former employees of the Trust. Along with it, a postage stamp has also been made available to commemorate the 150th year of the Kolkata Port Trust, one of the oldest major ports of the country.

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