On Controversial Durga Puja Grant, Mamata Banerjee Has Good Day In Court


The Calcutta High Court has refused to accept petition challenging her government’s grant for Durga puja organisers, say

The state had argued that the order to grant Rs. 10,000 each to 28,000 Durga puja committees in Bengal by the Mamata Banerjee-government was an executive order.

The West Bengal government on Tuesday told the Calcutta High Court that it cannot interfere in a legislative decision on granting funds to Durga Puja committees, after a petitioner claimed that it is a violation of the secular structure of the Constitution. 

On September 10, Ms Banerjee declared that Rs 10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees across the state – 3,000 in the city and 25,000 in the districts, costing the government an amount of Rs 28 crore.


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