Thursday, 29 September 2016

SMC to meet Governor, apprise him of alleged obstruction posed by the Bengal government

The Left Front today said a team of its councillors at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation would meet governor K.N. Tripathi in Calcutta on Saturday to apprise him of alleged impediments posed by the state government to the civic body. "A team of our councillors led by mayor Asok Bhattacharya will meet the governor on October 1. They will explain to him how the state government has imposed an informal financial embargo on the municipal corporation where we have been in power since last year. The team will also brief him on recent demonstrations by Trinamul and inaction on the part of Siliguri metropolitan police when the mayor was stopped from entering the SMC premises or confined to his chamber," Jibesh Sarkar, the Darjeeling district Left Front convener said here today. On September 12, a group of Trinamul workers and leaders had stopped Bhattacharya from entering the SMC premises for about two hours, alleging that the civic board had failed to resume drinking water supply. Ads by ZINC Again, on October 24, a group of Youth Trinamul and Trinamul Chhatra Parishad workers entered his chamber and demonstrated for around one-and-a-half hours. They were alleging that the mayor did not keep his commitment to extend financial help to those who were injured by an army truck on September 16. Sarkar said the Left Front would also organise a march from Mallaguri More to the police commissionerate on October 4 to protest the "police inaction". (Telegraph)