Thursday, 22 September 2016

Darjeeling Hills must always keep smiling - said Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at Kalimpong

On her third trip to north Bengal since she was re-elected as chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, welcomed as ‘Pahari Ma’, spoke of “development for the hills”.

“We have always wanted development for the hills. Previous governments have failed in this, but our government’s focus is clear — development for the hills. Hills must keep smiling,” said Mamata Banerjee as she reached Kalimpong last evening.

The chief minister met representatives of different tribes in the hills after her arrival. People from all walks of life gathered on the way to welcome her. Banners, festoons and hoardings were put up at every street corner in her honour.