Kolkata: In an effort to fulfil her commitment made during the election campaign, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that recommendations of Sachar Committee will be implemented in the state for the development of minorities and if required Rajinder Sachar’s advice would also be sought in that regard.

She asserted that the Left Front had overlooked the development of minorities.

Banerjee said, “If required we will invite Justice Rajinder Sachar to the state for his advice.”

Meanwhile, sources said that Sachar too is willing to help the state government in that regard.

According to sources in Writers’, Banerjee has asked senior officials to contact Sachar to seek his advice before speeding up the projects for the development of minorities.

Sachar had visited West Bengal on several occasions during the Left Front rule. He tried to establish contact with the government representatives but failed to get any help from the state government.

Left Front had issued a statement later claiming it had initiated several developmental projects for the minorities in the state, therefore, the recommendations of Sachar committee was not taken seriously.

Banerjee raised the issue of development of minorities during the poll campaign and reaped electoral dividends from it. 

JPN/Bureau