Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee traveled a whole day 700km to reach Alipurduar for its Anniversary
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It took a whole day for chief minister Mamata Banerjee to reach out to Alipurduar, once part of Jalpaiguri district, on Monday. The CM kept her promise made during the assembly poll campaign in north Bengal and travelled 700km to attend the new district’s first anniversary.
Mamata was quite happy that Alipurduar voters came out in her support, giving Trinamool a toehold in the area that had been a Left bastion for long. Of the five seats in the district, Trinammol lost only one – Birpara-Madarihat – to BJP.
A huge crowd awaited her at the Parade Ground in the town and cheered her speech even after Banerjee reached half-an-hour late, around 7pm.
Addressing people from the stage, Banerjee said that the state will soon get five more districts.
“Of these, Asansol, Kalimpong and Jhargram are on the anvil and the official notification will be made shortly,” she said.
After the speech, the chief minister went to the Malangi forest rest house in Jaldapara National Park. She also inaugurated a super specialty hospital in Jalpaiguri from Alipurduar.
On Wednesday, the CM plans to hold a meeting with the district officials of Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Darjeeling at Uttarkanya in Siliguri. “A special project has been taken up for Jaigaon (on the India-Bhutan border) to meet its drinking-water crisis,” she said.
The CM reached there at 7pm travelling 700km from Kolkata, quite far off from Jalpaiguri town. The time and distance of the new district’s location is enough reason why the CM named Alipurduar a new district a year ago. She attended the first anniversary of the new districts formation on Monday, keeping the promise she made during the assembly poll campaign in north Bengal.
The CM will hold an administrative meeting on Tuesday to beef up the administrative infrastructure of this new district from where people had to travel far to Jalpaiguri town when Alipurduar was part of Jalpaiguri. Mamata was quite happy on Monday that Alipurduar voters came in her support giving the Trinamool a toehold in this district that had remained a Left bastion for long. Of the five seats in the district, TMC only lost one seat – the Birpara-Madarihat seat to BJP.
The CM recirocated by taking the pains of travelling 700 km to attend the anniversary programme of the new district. A huge crowd waited for her at the Parade Ground in the town and cheered to her speech even after Mamata reached half an hoour late in the evening. The time gap couldn’t take away the spontaineity of the gathering.
Addressing the people from the stage, Mamata said that the state would soon get five more districts. “Of these Asansol, Kalimpong and Jhargram are on the anvil and the official notification would be shortly made,” she said. On Wednesday the CM would hold a meeting with the district officials of Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Darjeeling at Uttarkanya in Siliguri. “A special project has been taken up for Jaigaon (on the Indo-Bhutan border) to meet its drinking water crisis,” she said.
The CM went to Malangi forest rest house in Jaldapara National Park after her speech at the meeting. She also inaugurated a super specialty hospital in Jalpaiguri from Alipurduar.