Mamata performs 'Kali Puja' using her year-long savings

Mamata performs 'Kali Puja' using her year-long savings

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today performed 'Kali Puja' at her residence using funds from her year-long savings.

For last 34 years the puja is being performed at her house in Kalighat area of the city with traditional colours and religious fervour. Sources close to the chief minister said she saves money throughout the year for funding this puja.

Having fasted the whole day, Banerjee cooked the 'bhog' (offering to Goddess) and was seen doing all the arrangements herself including looking after the guests.

Scores of people, including state Assembly speaker Biman Banerjee, Kolkata police commissioner R K Pachnanda, musician Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, politicians, bureaucrats among others were seen at her house attending the rituals.

An old woman, Suruchi Sudha Dey, came all the way from Burdwan district along with her daughter to greet the chief minister on the occasion. Not only did Banerjee meet her but also gave them 'prasad'. Some foreigners from Germany, France and Latvia also met the chief minister and took part in the 'puja'.