Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Not Trinamul Supporters but Administrations would Foil Bandh: Partha Chatterjee
MALDA, FEB: Trinamul Congress supporters would not be on the streets actively to thwart the tomorrow’s bandh in the state. But they would maintain vigil on the situation. However, the administrations would remain active against the bandh. If the bandh supporters apply force, administrations would be taking stern actions. State minister in charge (MIC) of industries Partha Chatterjee said this in Malda today.
Mr Chatterjee said, “The weapon of bandh has been made blunt by using it every now and then on trivial ground. In 34 years rule of the Left Front there used to be at least two bandhs at the courtesy of the state government. Now, it is nothing but a luxury for the CPI-M leaders and they observe the bandhs sitting idly at home.”
He urged the prople to join their works and to foil the bandh that, according to him, does not serve a purpose nowadays.
“Mamata Banerjee, as the chief minister, has taken a strong stand to abolish the culture of luxurious bandhs. Previous bandhs convened in the Trinamul regime by the oppositions proved that people have hailed the CM’s stern stand against the bandh,” he said.
“Go to your workplaces, keep shops open, keep life normal. If any untoward incident takes place, the state government would compensate,” Mr Chatterjee said who was here today for campaigning in favour of Trinamul candidate in English Bazaar by-poll Krishnendu Choudhury.
Industry minister Mr Chatterjee addressed three poll-meeting in English Bazaar at Mirchak, Bokkhatuli and Puratuli areas today. He said, “Krishnendu is an efficient administrator and an experienced politician. His win would speed up the development of English Bazaar as well as the entire district.”
“Unlike the previous Left Front regime, there are six ministers from North Bengal now. It proves that the CM Mamata Banerjee has given adequate importance to this long neglected region of the state. Importantly, there are two cabinet ministers from Malda. Krishendu is a dynamic leader and MIC of a crucial department like tourism. I’m sure the people of English Bazar would vote for him to sustain the flow of development,” Mr Chattaerjee said.
He claimed that a seasoned politician Krishnendu had also proved his worth as the Chairman of English Bazaar Municipality. Hence, he deserves a bigger platform to serve English Bazaar as well as the entire state, the Trinamul senior minister Mr Chatterjee said.