Uproar in house interrupts Mamata’s rail budget

February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee was interrupted while delivering the rail budget Friday amid uproar in the Lok Sabha when
members thought there was undue emphasis on her home state West Bengal.

An irate Banerjee retorted: “I am proud of my state!”

Banerjee, who announced several schemes for West Bengal and specifically mentioned the Kolkata Metro, provoked outrage with several MPs up on their feet and protesting loudly.

Speaker Meira Kumar appealed for peace but in vain. Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad also got up to protest.

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