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August 7, 2012

Chief Minister to visit Belpahari on August 8

Chief Minister to visit Belpahari on August 8

Chief minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee will visit Maoist-hit Belpahari in the Jangalmahal area on Wednesday. This will be her fifth visit to Jangalmahal after she became the Chief Minister in May last year. This is also for the first time that the Chief Minister will be visiting Belpahari.

Elaborate police arrangements have been made in view of the Chief Minister's visit to Belpahari. Even though Maoist activities in the area are under control of the joint forces and the state government, the police is not taking any chance to ensure full proof security net for the Chief Minister. She had visited Lalgarh in Jangalmahal on July 24 this year

This time the police is not taking any chances, to ensure tightest security ring for the Chief Minister. Belpahari is located in Bengal-Jharkhand border and was a strong Maoist hideout even in the last year.

Knowing well the history of Belpahari where common people were forced to live under Maoist threat, the state administration is making all possible moves to sanitize the area and keep it free from any Maoist attack during the visit of Ms. Mamata Banerjee.

Ms. Mamata Banerjee had promised to set up several rural hospitals in Jangalmahal and made it clear that no one in the region will remain either landless or homeless in the first five year term of her government. Now Ms. Banerjee wants to run a reality check and also eager to assess the performance of her government in Jangalmahal.

It is learnt that the Chief Minister will review the performance of West Midnapore district authority under which Belpahari falls. She had made several commitments during her last visit to Lalgarh in April this year and now the Chief Minister herself intends to examine how many of such commitments have been materialized by the district authorities in the past four months.