mamta banerjeeWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday described the state as industry friendly, economy friendly and labour friendly.

While addressing a gathering of business and industry chambers at a felicitation programme in Kolkata, Banerjee said “West Bengal is industry friendly, economy friendly and labour friendly.”

She further expressed confidence and optimism on rolling out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), even as she raised concern over ‘Smart City’ project, another flagship project of the BJP-led NDA government.

We are fighting for GST as it will help industry with single point tax instead of multiple layers of taxation. Our Finance Minister Amit Mitra is leading the committee on GST and I think in the next one or two meetings it will be resolved,” Banerjee said.