April 11, 2015
TMC releases manifesto for Siliguri Municipal Corporation election
With the election to the Siliguri Municipal Corporation scheduled for 25 April, 2015, Trinamool Congress on Friday released the party’s manifesto outlining its goals and mission for the city. The manifesto – which was released in the presence of Gautam Deb, Darjeeling district president of Trinamool – has been drafted keeping in mind the need of the citizens and their well being.
The issues covered in the manifesto include clean water, land distribution, public health, development of backward areas, and improvement of infrastructure and schemes for people living below the poverty line.
In the manifesto, TMC has vowed to address the drinking water crisis in the area with top priority. A proposal to start Rs 312 crore water project to provide fresh drinking water to the people is in the pipeline.
The manifesto also talked about building overbridges, providing health insurance cover to people, distributing land pattas among other things. The slum areas will be developed and will be provided with free clean drinking water.
WB CM Ms Mamata Banerjee has always stressed on beautification; the manifesto also talked about the development and beautification of at least one public park in every ward. The manifesto also proposes to modernise the solid waste management system as well as the underground sewerage and drainage system.
The manifesto was drafted after receiving inputs from common people, experts and party officials. Trinamool is committed towards building a better Siliguri.