West Bengal

Shock to the syndicate mafia

Print edition : August 19, 2016

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing the Martyr’s Day rally on July 21. She announced that all Trinamool members would henceforth have to contribute to party funds, indicating that the party might be looking beyond syndicates for funding. Photo: PTI

The collapse of a flyover (above) under construction at Burrabazar in the heart of Kolkata, days before polling started for the recent Assembly election, drew attention to alleged connections between Trinamool leaders and suncontractors involved in the construction. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Her phone call to Mamata Banerjee on behalf of a friend prompted the crackdown on syndicates. Photo: AFP

Mamata Banerjee cracks down on the syndicate mafia operating in the real estate sector after receiving a call from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
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