Monday, October 13, 2014
BJP includes familiar face in Malda, Rahul Sinha meets MMCC
Malda, 12 October, 2014: Inclusion of a popular businessman and veteran sports lover Somesh Das to BJP in presence of party’s state president Rahul Sinha today is considered to be a masterstroke by BJP before the forthcoming municipal and assembly election. Mr Das who is popularly known as Gora was once a close associate of late Ghani Khan Choudhury. Though he was never in active politics, Mr Das had a congenial relation with the Trinamul Congress leaders particularly food processing and horticulture minister Krishnendu Choudhury. He is also an active member and portfolio holder of district sports association (DSA).
After joining the BJP, Das said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown that how the security and sovereignty of the country can be maintained with dignity. Besides, he has also inspired me with his leadership skill of taking the nation ahead with the key note of development. So, I felt the urge of serving the nation as a soldier of the BJP.”
State BJP president Sinha said, “In last Lok Sabha election BJP made an emphatic emergence in English Bazaar and Old Malda. Out of 25 municipal wards in English Bazaar, BJP was ahead in 23 wards. It was a clear mandate of the people that they want a transparent municipality by BJP. Joining of dignified and transparent personalities like Das would strengthen the BJP.”
Malda Merchant Chamber of Commerce (MMCC) members also met the state BJP president and requested him to play an instrumental role in developing the infrastructure of Malda and neighbouring districts.
MMCC president Jayanta Kundu said, “We requested Sinha to take initiative of constructing the 2nd bridge on Mahananda river in Malda beside completion of four-lane NH-34, the life-line of North Bengal.”
“We also requested him to look into setting up of an AIIMS-style hospital in Raiganj in North Dinajpur, declaring North Bengal as tax-free zone as North-east India and simplification of food safety standard act,” Kundu said.