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January 29, 2013

Chief Minister holds public meeting at Darjeeling, inaugurates Lamahata Tourists Centre

Chief Minister holds public meeting at Darjeeling, inaugurates Lamahata Tourists Centre

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee addressed a public meeting at Darjeeling Chowrasta on Tuesday. She inaugurated the `Uttar Banga Utsav` (North Bengal Festival) at Kanchanjangha Stadium on Monday


She inaugurated a slew of projects like a tourist centre at Lamahata, Bijanbari Setu bridge on Rangit river which collapsed a month ago killing and injuring many. Lodama inter-connector tunnel and a guest house at Algora.  


The Bengal Chief Minister thanked all for coming to her meeting inspite of the chilling weather in Darjeeling. `I am happy that you all have come today, I know it is too cold and inspite of the biting cold you all have come here. This is the tradition of the Hills to welcome their guests with warmth`, said the Chief Minister.


Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minsiter said, `I love Darjeeling and this is why I am here today, I will come here again. I want to assure you that we are not here to show strength. I want to see you all happy and for that you need development in the region`.


`There was no work done in the past 20-years. There was no development, nobody even cared to visit Darjeeling. The past regime ruined the Hills by organizing agitations and bands. I want you to have a look at the development taking place around. Have a look at the number of tourists this year visiting Darjeeling. I want you to decide yourself`, she reiterated her commitment to develop the Hills.


The Chief Minister in a clear message to those trying to disrupt the meeting and create commotion by carrying flags and raising political slogans said, `This is not any political party programme where you can raise political slogans. I will appreciate and feel happy if you realize that this is a government programme and maintain peace`.