The year began with election season in the politically high-stakes Uttar Pradesh and towards the end, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat.
Banerjee said she has immense respect for the President, and her party has cautioned Giri against making such derogatory remarks in the future.
'Ganguly is a big figure. He is a person who changed the face of Indian cricket. He is a big icon for the younger generation and someone to look upto'
Sourav Ganguly himself has already announced that he will be contesting for the post of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president which is scheduled on October 31. On the same day there will be the annual general meeting of CAB.
In this video, watch West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee matching steps with a group of tribal dancers at the grand carnival in Kolkata as part of Durga Puja celebrations.
Banerjee also said that the law will take its own course against those who were responsible for creating trouble and setting police vehicles on fire.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told PTI that he will not respond to Pradhan's comments on the recruitment issue as the matter is sub-judice.
The Chief Minister also referred to a viral video, where she could be seen sharing the dais with Arpita Mukherjee during the inauguration ceremony of a Durga Puja.
Thakur was referring to the arrest of West Bengal Commerce and Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee by ED in connection with the recruitment irregularities in West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) when he was the state Education Minister.
When asked if Trinamool's decision will adversely impact the anti-BJP opposition unity in the country, Abhishek Banerjee said that opposition unity is not that fragile and it doesn't depend on voting in the Presidential or Vice Presidential polls.
The Chief Minister suddenly stopped by a roadside snacks shop run by an all-women self-help group. The main attraction of the shop was golgappa, which is popularly known as 'fuchka' in Bengal.
At the same time, a separate Bill was passed to increase the retirement age of vice-chancellors of these universities from 65 to 70 years.
The TRS sources claimed that KCR already conveyed to Matama Banerjee his objections to the invitation extended to the Congress party.
Not just the opposition parties in West Bengal, but a large section of educationists and intellectuals too have opposed this decision to replace the governor with the chief minister as state universities chancellor.
West Bengal BJP spokesman, Shamik Bhattacharya said that the Chief Minister should first try to control the law & order situation in the state ruled by her before concentrating on the national issues like Presidential polls.