Peeved at not being kept in the loop by the Railways, West Bengal has alleged that projects were being implemented in a unilateral manner.

Transport Minister Ranajit Kundu told reporters here that the State government should have a say in the projects.

Referring to the Metro Rail extension project flagged off on Saturday by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said: “This is a joint project of the Centre and the State governments.”

Mr. Kundu stayed away from the function saying that he was not invited properly. He also protested that Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was not invited.

No State representation

The inauguration saw the participation of Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and a constellation of Tollywood stars, besides the Trinamool MPs and senior Railway officials. But there was no representation from the State government.

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