West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s address for the Oxford Union Debate on Wednesday (December 2) afternoon has been cancelled. However, the reason for the rescheduling is not known yet.

The West Bengal Home Department tweeted, “While Hon' ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, was scheduled to address the Oxford Union debating society today afternoon, the organizers have suddenly sought postponement and re- scheduling of the programme at the last moment! The request has been made telephonically from the organisers' end, citing some unforeseen problems, a brief while ago. The programme with Oxford Union today stands cancelled (sic).”


Mamata’s address would have been the first by an Indian woman chief minister at the prestigious event.

According to sources, West Bengal CM was supposed to speak on state government schemes like 'Kanyashree', 'Rupasree', 'Krishak Bandhu' and 'Duare Bangla'.