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Former minister Amit Mitra appointed principal chief advisor to Mamata Banerjee

  • Amit Mitra did not contest the assembly elections but was sworn-in as the finance minister for the third consecutive term in May this year
Amit Mitra contested and won the assembly elections from Khardah in North 24 Parganas for two consecutive terms(HT PHOTO.)
Amit Mitra contested and won the assembly elections from Khardah in North 24 Parganas for two consecutive terms(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal minister Amit Mitra says GST council meetings 'almost toxic'

In a letter to the Union finance minister, Amit Mitra also claimed that the central government comes to GST council meetings with a "predetermined conclusion".
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra had previously alleged that his voice was
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra had previously alleged that his voice was "muzzled" during the GST Council meeting.(ANI)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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GST Council meet: Amit Mitra's video connectivity was poor, says Anurag Thakur

Amit Mitra claimed that when he tried to voice objections after Sitharaman announced the GST Council's decision, his "voice was muzzled as the Secretary brought the meeting to a close and the virtual link was cut off".
Minister of state in the finance ministry, Anurag Thakur, has responded to the remarks of West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who claimed that his voice was muzzled at the end of the GST Council meeting.(PTI)
Minister of state in the finance ministry, Anurag Thakur, has responded to the remarks of West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who claimed that his voice was muzzled at the end of the GST Council meeting.(PTI)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 06:14 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Apprehensive about constitution of panel’: Amit Mitra

  • In a letter to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Mitra asked her to record his “dissent” on various issues, including the constitution of the ministerial group.
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra also raised other issues. (Mint Print)
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra also raised other issues. (Mint Print)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 04:46 AM IST
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ByRajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal cabinet to take shape today with swearing-in

Although the CM did not disclose the ministerial portfolios, party insiders said Amit Mitra was likely to return as the finance minister even though he did not contest the recently concluded state polls.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2021 06:41 AM IST
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Amit Shah got his numbers wrong in 11 states: Amit Mitra

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra said, "This 200 seats was said by Mr Amit Shah. Now what is his track record -- In 11 states, he got his number wrong. In 13 states, the BJP underperformed since 2019."
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra.(HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 04:42 AM IST
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BySunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

West Bengal govt reduces tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol, diesel

In Mumbai, petrol is at all-time high of 97 per litre, while diesel rate crossed 88-mark.
Prices of petrol and diesel have been going up for more than 10 days.(Reuters File Photo)
Prices of petrol and diesel have been going up for more than 10 days.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Lack of stimulus has hurt economy: Amit Mitra

India’s GDP contracted by a record 23.9% in the quarter ended June 2020, which makes it the worst performer among major global economies.
West Bengal Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra.(PTI)
West Bengal Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 03:14 AM IST
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Covid-19 ‘Act of God’, may result in contraction of economy: Nirmala Sitharaman

The finance minister also blamed the coronavirus pandemic for low collection of the Goods and Services Tax. The government said that the deficit stands at Rs 2.35 lakh crore.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 41st GST Council meeting via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 41st GST Council meeting via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 09:14 PM IST
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Welfare plans, subsidies dominate Bengal budget

The announcements drew sharp criticism from opposition parties, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) describing it as a “fairy tale budget.”
West Bengal State Finance minister Amit Mitra presents the state budget 2020-21 while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seated behind him.(Photo: Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
West Bengal State Finance minister Amit Mitra presents the state budget 2020-21 while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seated behind him.(Photo: Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 04:25 AM IST
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Eyeing 2021 assembly polls, Bengal finance minister rolls out sops for all in Budget

The announcements drew sharp criticism from opposition parties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) describing it as a “fairytale budget.”
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra presents the state Budget 2020-21 with chief minister Mamata Banerjee sitting behind him at the Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Monday.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra presents the state Budget 2020-21 with chief minister Mamata Banerjee sitting behind him at the Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Monday.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 07:51 PM IST
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Bengal finance minister showers sops for all in pre-poll budget

Mitra also announced Rs 500 crore for setting up permanent houses for permanent workers of tea gardens in North Bengal.
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Monday presented the Trinamool Congress’ last full Budget before the 2021 assembly polls in the state.(ANI PHOTO.)
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Monday presented the Trinamool Congress’ last full Budget before the 2021 assembly polls in the state.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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With eyes on 2021 assembly polls, Bengal finance minister showers sops for all in budget

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra offered new subsidies and schemes for all sections starting from unemployed youths and backward sections to homeless tea garden workers.
West Bengal State Finance minister Amit Mishra presents the state Budget in the Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal State Finance minister Amit Mishra presents the state Budget in the Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 09:00 PM IST
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Ahead of address to Bengal assembly, guv Dhankhar requests changes in speech

On Monday, state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee and finance minister Amit Mitra, too, had called on the governor.
On several occasions last year, the government rejected Dhankhar’s requests for a chopper to travel to Sriniketan(HT Photo)
On several occasions last year, the government rejected Dhankhar’s requests for a chopper to travel to Sriniketan(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 07:00 AM IST
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Standing committee of West Bengal Cabinet approves 5 acres land for second campus of IIM-Joka

The cabinet also gave its nod for granting 14 acres land to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for a state-of-the-art cricket facility at Dumurjala Sports City in Howrah district.
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra.(Indranil Bhoumik/Mint File )
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra.(Indranil Bhoumik/Mint File )
Published on Dec 24, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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West Bengal to set up park for manufacturing building materials

The government of West Bengal to provide an additional of 100 acres land in the red category certified area of Panagarh to build the exclusive park.
Amit Mitra, finance and industry minister of West Bengal said that the state needs investments in the supply-chain of materials to build houses.(File Photo)
Amit Mitra, finance and industry minister of West Bengal said that the state needs investments in the supply-chain of materials to build houses.(File Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2019 11:04 PM IST
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‘Recession knocking at Indian economy’s door’, predicts Bengal finance minister

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra said the masses are stressed out, with GDP growth hovering at its lowest ebb in five years, and manufacturing, capital goods and index of industrial production all coming under pressure.
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Saturday predicted that a deep depression is staring at the Indian economy.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Saturday predicted that a deep depression is staring at the Indian economy.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 08:38 AM IST
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High liquor sale during festival pushes Bengal’s revenue collection to record high

In October, sale of India made foreign liquor (IMFL) stood at 1.20 crore litre, marking a shopping 57% rise over October 2017.
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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