Beginning her second innings as West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee today said that in the coming days her government’s focus would be on the young generation, creation of more employment opportunities and on the overall development of quality of life for all.
Thanking “Ma-Mati-Manush” for their overwhelming support, Banerjee said, “It shall be our commitment and earnest endeavour in our second term to carry forward the development agenda with greater pace, greater focus and greater outreach”.
Talking to the media after presiding over the first cabinet meeting at ‘Nabanna’, the state secretariat, she said that inspite of the huge debt burden left by the Left Front government, her government had carried the development agenda for all sections of society.
Asked what lesson she has learnt from her earlier stint as chief minister, Banerjee replied, “The lesson is if you are sincere in your work, it will give you result. We were sincere in our work and governance”.
Banerjee, who often faced Opposition criticism regarding lack of industry in the state, said that industry would continue to be the focus of her government. “We had organised business summit. We will again host it to attract industry,” she said.
On the Opposition boycott of her swearing-in ceremony, she said, “It depends on political parties. But so many have attended the programme. We are deeply honoured”.