Calcutta HC’s Hearing On Mamata’s Bounty Plan To Puja Organizers


Kolkata: Calcutta High court’s hearing on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s bounty plan for the puja committees will held on Tuesday. The case will be heard by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court acting Chief Justice Debasish Kar Gupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar.

A case was filed in the Calcutta High Court on 19th September this year. The first hearing in this case took place on last Friday. The state government had faced a major setback in the Calcutta High Court on this day.

Earlier, the hearing on the public interest litigation (PIL), the bench of Calcutta High Court comprising acting chief justice Debasish Kar Gupta and justice Shampa Sarkar directed the government to restrain ‘from disbursing any amount of money further to any club or Puja Committee’ was put on hold till the next date of hearing. The hearing has been adjourned till October 9.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee , while addressing a meeting with the Puja Organisers in Kolkata on September 10, announced Rs 10,000 grant from the government to at least 28,000 puja committees across the state. The puja committees include 3,000 organisers in Kolkata and around 25,000 puja committees in the state. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the government would spend Rs 28 crore to provide the financial assistance to the Puja committees.