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Uproar in house interrupts Mamataa's rail budget

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2011 14:05 IST
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Railway minister Mamataa Banerjee was interrupted while delivering the rail budget on Friday amid uproar in the Lok Sabha when members thought there was undue emphasis on her home state West Bengal.

An irate Banerjee retorted: "I am proud of my state!"

Banerjee, who announced several schemes for West Bengal and specifically mentioned the Kolkata Metro, provoked outrage with several MPs up on their feet and protesting loudly.

Speaker Meira Kumar appealed for peace but in vain.

Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad also got up to protest.

Some sops for West Bengal:

34 new services for Kolkata metro

Rail industrial park at Nandigram

Metro coach factory near Singur

Track machine industry at Uluberia

50 new services of inte suburban

Centre for excellence in Darjeeling