Press Council Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju today heaped praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and found fault with those, including the media, criticising her. In a statement coinciding with the completion of her one year in office as chief minister, Katju said that it was unfair on the part of some people, including a large section of the media, to only highlight her shortcomings while overlooking her integrity and devotion to serving the people of the state. He also had some words of advice for the Trinamool Congress leader.
"To revive the economy of Bengal, I will recommend to Mamata Behen (as I call her) to set up a task force comprising technical experts, industrialists, bankers, and others to frame an over all, balanced scheme for reviving sick industries, setting up new ones, and modernising agriculture," Katju said. "A large number of technical institutes and scientific research centres should also be set up. For all this, the central government should provide her government with complete financial and infrastructural assistance," he said.