Women councilors script history in KMC

With 51 women councilors – 44% of its 114 members – Trinamool has created history.

Trinamool had nominated 64 women candidates for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, 15 more than it was mandatory under the state election rules. Fifty one Trinamool nominees won on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Forty-four percent of councilors elected to the new KMC board from Trinamool are women.”

While it remained a general trend among political parties to shift and change candidates based on the ward reservation patterns, Trinamool chose to break ranks by re-nominating seven women candidates in general category seats.

LIVE BLOG: Bengal’s Verdict for Municipal Election 2015

Counting of votes for the municipal polls held across 90 municipalities and 2 corporations in West Bengal are in progress.

On April 18, election for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation was held. 68% voters exercised their franchise on that day.

On April 25, braving the rains and earthquake, 62% of the electorate cast their votes at 91 municipalities in the State.


Follow our Live Blog as we bring you minute to minute update about the results of the municipal polls from across West Bengal:

1:58 PM: Trinamool wins Uttarpara municipality in Hooghly district.

1:10 PM: Mamata Banerjee addresses the press, dedicates the victory to people of Bengal.

12:50 PM: Trinamool wins Serampore municipality in Hooghly district.

12:04 PM: Latest trends 91/91 – TMC leads in 75 municipalities.

12:02 PM:  Latest trends in Kolkata: 144/144 – TMC leads in 115 wards.

12:01 PM: Trinamool leads in North Dumdum municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:55 AM: Trinamool wins Gobardanga municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:55 AM: Trinamool wins South Dumdum municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:54 AM: Trinamool wins Khardah municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:42 AM: Trinamool leads in Titagarh, Barrackpore & North Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas.

11:40 AM: Trinamool wins Rajpur-Sonarpur municipality in South 24 Parganas district

11:38 AM:  Trinamool wins Bhatpara municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:35 AM: Trinamool wins New Barrackpore municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:34 AM: Trinamool wins Ashokenagar-Kalyangarh municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:32 AM: Trinamool wins Barasat municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:31 AM: Trinamool wins Dumdum municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:30 AM: Trinamool wins Birnagar municipality in Nadia district.

11:29 AM: Trinamool wins Dankuni municipality in Hooghly district.

11:26 AM: Uluberia – Leads 32/32 – TMC leading in 17 wards.

11:25 AM: Trinamool wins Maheshtala municipality in South 24 Parganas district.

11:21 AM: Trinamool wins Chinsurah municipality in Hooghly district.

11:16 AM:  Trinamool wins Chandannagar municipality in Hooghly district.

11:15 AM: Uluberia – Leads 8/32 – TMC leading in 5 wards.

11:07 AM: Siliguri Leads: 28/47 – TMC leads in 12 wards.

11:06 AM: Trinamool leads in 11/22 wards in Bhadreswar municipality in Hooghly district.

11:01 AM: Trinamool leads in 13/22 wards in Chanpdani municipality in Hooghly district.

10:59 AM: Trinamool wins Kharar municipality in West Midnapore district.

10:57 AM: Trinamool wins Kalna municipality in Bardhaman district & Banshberiya in Hooghly.

10:54 AM: Trinamool WINS Baranagar municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

10:53 AM: Trinamool WINS Bankura municipality in Bankura district.

10: 50 AM: Trinamool leads in Englishbazar municipality in Maldah district.

10:45 AM: Trinamool WINS all 15 wards in Tarakeshwar municipality in Hooghly district.

10:43 AM: Trinamool WINS Bolpur municipality in Birbhum district.

10:43 AM: Trinamool WINS Ranaghat municipality in Nadia district.

10:41 AM: Kolkata Leads: 144/144 – TMC leads in 111 wards.

10:37 AM: Trinamool WINS Kalyani municipality in Nadia district.

10:34 AM: Siliguri Leads: 24/47 – TMC leads in 9 wards.

10:32 AM: Trinamool WINS Baduria municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

10:27 AM: Trinamool WINS Shantipur municipality in Nadia district.

10:29 AM: Trinamool WINS Basirhat & Naihati municipalities in North 24 Parganas district.

10:27 AM: Trinamool WINS Haringhata municipality in Nadia district.

10:23 AM: Trinamool WINS Bishnupur municipality in Bankura district.

10:21 AM: Trinamool WINS Sonamukhi municipality in Bankura district.

10: 18 AM: Trinamool leads in Old Maldah municipality in Maldah district.

10:17 AM: Kolkata‬ Leads: 142/144 – TMC leads in 111 wards.

10:14 AM: Trinamool WINS Titagarh municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

10:12 AM: Trinamool WINS Memari municipality in Bardhaman district.

10: 11 AM: Trinamool WINS Suri municipality in Birbhum district and Kamarhati in North 24 Parganas.

10:04 AM: Trinamool WINS Sainthiya municipality in Birbhum district.

10:00 AM: Trinamool WINS Rishra, Konnagar, Baidyabati municipalities in Hooghly district.

9:58 AM: Trinamool leading in all 23 wards of Nabadwip municipality.

9:53 AM: Kolkata‬ Leads: 135/144 – TMC leads in 105 wards.

9:51 AM: TMC WINS 10 wards in Coochbehar municipality.

9:45 AM: TMC WINS Jalpaiguri municipality in Jalpaiguri dist & Halisahar in North 24 Parganas.

9:43 AM: Kolkata: Leads in 126/144 wards: Trinamool leads in 102 wards.

9:42 AM: Trinamool leads in 9 wards in Siliguri.

9:40 AM: Trinamool leads in Bongaon (North 24 Parganas) & Budge Budge (South 24 Parganas).

9:38 AM:  Mayor of ‪ Kolkata‬ Sovan Chatterjee wins from Ward No. 131.

9:37 AM: Trinamool WINS Khirpai municipality in West Midnapore district.

9:36 AM: Trinamool WINS Chandrakona municipality in West Midnapore district.

9:35 AM: Trinamool WINS Ghatal (Purulia) and Tamluk in East Midnapore district.

9: 31 AM: Chandrakona: 10/12 wards – Trinamool leads in 9 wards.

9:28 AM: Bolpur: 8/20 wards – Trinamool leads in 7 wards.

9:27 AM: Kolkata: Leads in 126/144 wards – Trinamool leads in 102 wards.

9:25 AM: Trinamool leads in Purulia, Raghunathpur, Trakeshwar, Madhyamgram.

9:22 AM: Egra: 10/14 wards – Trinamool leads in 8 wards.

9:15 AM: Trinamool leads in 7 wards in Suri.

9:13 AM: Trinamool leads in 8 out of 9 declared wards in Kanchrapara.

9:11 AM: Trinamool WINS Kanthi and Tamluk municipality in East Midnapore district.

9:10 AM: Trinamool WINS Baruipur municipality in South 24 Parganas district.

9:08 AM: Kolkata Municipal Corporation: 104/144 – TMC leading in 80 wards.

9:06 AM: Trinamool WINS Malbazar municipality in Jalpaiguri district.

9:05 AM: Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee leading in Ward No. 131.

9:03 AM: Trinamool WINS Tufanganj municipality in Coochbehar district.

9:02 AM: Trinamool leading in 6 out of 8 declared wards in Garulia.

9:01 AM: Trinamool leading in 50 out of 68 declared wards in #Kolkata.

9 AM: Trinamool wins 4 wards in Baruipur

8:57 AM: Trinamool leading in 6 out of 7 declared wards in Mathabhanga.

8:54 AM: Trinamool leading in 8 out of 18 wards in Gangarampur.

8:52 AM: Trinamool leading in 7 out of 12 wards in Tufanganj.

8:47 AM: Trinamool leading in 9 wards in Tamluk.

8:46 AM:  Early trends suggest TMC sweeping municipal polls, leading in 18/22 wards in Kolkata & 69/84 municipalities.

8:32 AM : Trinamool leading in 34 wards in Barasat.

8:30 AM : Trinamool wins 2 wards in Malbazar municipality.

8:26 AM: Trinamool leading in 10 wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

8:21 AM: Trinamool leading in 6 wards in Nabadwip and 5 wards in Shantipur.

8.17 AM: Trinamool Congress leading in 9 wards in Kolkata.

8.15 AM: Trinamool Congress has won uncontested in the three municipalities at Arambagh, Gayeshpur and Tarakeshwar. Trinamool Congress won in the majority of the wards of  the three municipalities after the opposition withdrew nomination in 47 of 52 wards – ­ 16 of 19 in Arambagh, 14 of 15 in Tarakeswar and 17 of 18 in Gayeshpur, thus maintaining majority in all these three municipalities.

8 AM: Counting begins

Trinamool thanks people for peaceful KMC polls

People of Kolkata today came out in large numbers to vote for the Kolkata Municipal Election 2015. Long queues could be observed in front of the polling booths of all the 144 wards.

59.2% polling was recorded till 3 PM; the figure is expected to rise as people were waiting in queues at several polling booths.

Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Bandyopadhyay and Chief National Spokesperson & Leader of the party in Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien conducted at a post-poll press conference at Trinamool Bhavan.


Highlights of Partha Chatterjee’s statement:

• The polls today were peaceful, free and fair. We thank the people of Kolkata, we thank the administration for conducting peaceful polls.

• Few sections were trying to spread canards. The long queues at polling stations answered such propaganda.

• People have voted fearlessly. We thank them for that. Our aim is to further speed up the process of development.

• We have witnessed rigging and terror in the past elections. This time they were peaceful. Administration deserves credit.

• The Opposition was banking on a few stray incidents to paint a bad picture. Their hopes have been dashed by peaceful polls.

• The Opposition should work with us for the development of Bengal. But they want to derail Ms Mamata Banerjee’s agenda of progress.


Highlights of Derek O’Brien’s statement:

  • Thank you Kolkata for voting peacefully. Opposition parties know they are going to lose. So they are suffering from ‘excus-itis’.
  • Mentored by WB CM, a lot of good work has been done by KMC in the last 5 years. We are confident people will bless us abundantly.

People will give their verdict against Opposition’s canards: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee led a huge padayatra today from Sukanta Setu in Jadavpur to  Gopalnagar in Hazra, via Golpark, Gariahat and Ballygaunge Phari.

She has already addressed four mass meetings in different parts of the city to campaign for the Trinamool candidates for the KMC Election 2015.

Before the padayatra, Mamata Banerjee addressed the audience at Sukanta Setu.  She said that despite several constraints, the Trinamool Government has performed well in the last four years and Kolkata is the No. 1 city in India despite being a non-planned one.

She reminded that in Delhi the citizens have to buy water whereas in Kolkata, water is provided free of cost. She also said that load shedding, which was a big problem earlier is now a thing of the past. The State is also increasing its power generation capacity, she said.

The Trinamool Chairperson said that a lot of work can be done if there is cooperation between KMC and the State Government; she thanked the Kolkata Mayor for all the work done in the city. She said that people do not believe in the canards spread against Trinamool Congress in some media channels. “We reside in their hearts,” the Chairperson said.

“Defeat the slander campaign and propaganda in the upcoming municipal polls,” she urged people. She said that people will teach those a lesson who had gave the slogan Bhaag Mamata Bhaag. “Some parties exist only on TV studios. It is not possible to capture Bengal by sitting in Delhi,” she added.

KMC Election 2015 Campaign: South Kolkata

Members of AITC Digital Desk tool a sneak peek at the campaigns for the Kolkata Municipal Election, 2015, by All Indian Trinamool Congress at Ward Nos 61, 63, 64, 70, 71, 72, 73, 81, 96 and 110 within Boroughs VI, VII, VIII, IX and X.

Campaign by Trinamool Congress in these areas has been based on the numerous developmental works including beautification of the areas.


Ward No 61 Candidate: Manzar Iqbal



Banner campaign at Ward No 61


The Ward lies bounded by the Muzaffar Ahmed Street and Benia Pukur Lane in the north, Park Street in the south, Jannagar Road, Crematorium Street, Harekrishna Konar Road and Acharya Jagadish Bose Road in the east and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road in the west.



Campaign near Royd Street, Ward No 61


The ward has seen various developmental works in the past five years. Streets and lanes are well lit up and the ward is clean. Slums in the area are equipped with proper water supply, drainage, sewerage and lights. Roads are cleaned at regular intervals.


Ward No 63 Candidate: Susmita Bhattacharya



Banner campaign at Ward No 63


The Ward lies bounded by the Outram Road, Nellie Sengupta Sarani, Collin Lane and Park Street in the north, Acharya Jagadish Bose Rd. and Tolly’s Nullah in the south, the road connecting Acharya Jagadish Bose Road and Belvedere and Mirza Ghalib Street in the east and Kidderpore Road, Casurina Avenue, Chowringhee Road and Jawahjar Lal Nehru Road in the west.


Citizens experiencing free Wi-Fi service on Park Street, Ward No 63


The heart of the business center in south-central Kolkata has a number of things to boast for. The Park Street offers free Wi-Fi. Camac Street and adjoining areas are clean and green. Compactor machines, public toilets are in places and parks are well maintained.


Ward No 64 Candidate: Iqbal Ahmed



Banner campaign at Ward No 64


The Ward lies bounded by the Park Street, Suhrawardy Avenue and Gorachand Road in the north, Circus Avenue, Beckbagan Row, Shamsul Huda Road, Dr. Biresh Guha Street and Park Street in the south, Bright Street and Tiljala Road in the east and Acharya Jagadish Bose Road and Dr. Sundari Mohan Avenue in the west.


Renovation works at Park Circus under Borough VII


The campaigning in this Ward in mainly based on providing slum development, water supply and various other issues. Measures taken by the present councilor have not been proved to be effective enough. The people of the ward will seek for change and elect the Trinamool candidate.


Ward No 70 Candidate: Satchidananda Banerjee



Banner campaign at Ward No 70, different utilities in the same ward


The Ward lies bounded by the Acharya Jagadish Bose Road in the north, Chakraberia Road South and Paddapukur Road in the south, Sarat Bose Road, Paddapukur Road and Chakraberia Road South in the east and Ashutosh Mukherjee Road and Chowringhee Road in the west.



Renovated Northern Park at Ward No 70


The last five years under Trinamool Board saw priority given to water supply. Water logging problems in this ward has been solved. Beatification drive was actively taken for the historic Northern Park. A community hall has been set up at Jogesh Mitra Road. A garbage compactor has been set up in the ward and battery-powered garbage collecting vans operate in this area. The lanes and by-lanes of the ward has been well lit-up. A nigh-shelter for the street dwellers is coming up near Northern Park.


Ward No 71 Candidate: Papiya Singh



Banner campaign at Ward No 71


The Ward lies bounded by the Acharya Jagadish Bose Road in the north, Suhasini Ganguli Sarani, Gobinda Bose Lane, Bijoy Bose Road and Tolly’s Nullah in the south, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Debendralal Khan Road and Chowringhee Road in the east and Tolly’s Nullah and the Road connecting Belevedere Road and Acharya Jagadish Bose Road, Madan Pal Lane and Harish Mukherjee Road in the west.



Party colours adorn roads at Ward No 71


The Trinamool Board has solved the water logging problem in Gokhale Road and other areas of the ward. D L Khan Road has now been lit up, repaired and water supply strengthened. A community centre has been set up in the ward and garbage compactor station set up. Most importantly,  the part of Adi Ganga, flowing by the ward has been cleaned and dredged.


Ward No 72 Candidate: Sandip Bakshi



Graffiti campaign at Ward No 72

The Ward lies bounded by the Chakraberia Road South and Paddapukur Road in the north, Hazra Road in the south, Sarat Bose Road in the east and Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Road, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Chakrabere Road south and Paddapukur Road in the west.

Campaign at Bhowanipore area

The ward has seen various developmental works in the past five years. The greenery of Bakul Bagan area is well maintained. Water supply is regular. Streets and lanes are well lit up and the ward is clean as well as green.

Ward No 73 Candidate: Ratan Malakar



Banner campaign at Ward No 73

The Ward lies bounded by the Suhasini Ganguli Sarani, Gobinda Bose Lane and Bijoy Bose Road in the north, Hazra Road and Tolly’s Nullah in the south, Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Road, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Harish Mukherjee Road and Madan Pal Lane in the east and Tolly’s Nullah and Debendralal Khan Road in the west.


Jai Hind Community Hall at Ward No 73

The ward has seen various developmental works in the past five years right from installation of High Masts at important junctures to setting up movable compactor machines. Renovation works in Harish Park and Jatin Das Park have made both the places find back their lost glory. The Jai Hind Community Hall is now open to serve the poor. The Ghats on Adi Ganga, like the Gopal Ghat and Balaram Bose Ghat have been renovated.


Harish Park being cleaned even during the mid-day

Ward No 81 Candidate: Jui Biswas

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Road Show at Ward No 81

The Ward lies bounded by the Eastern Railway tracks in the north, Circular Road (Tollygunge), S.N. Roy Road and a line drawn on the southern edge of New Alipore of block-K in the south, Deshpran Sasmal Road in the east and Diamond Harbour Road in the west.


Renovated Triangular Park in New Alipore, Ward No 81

This ward has seen tremendous development in the last five years under Trinamool Board. Drainage system in this ward is now completely underground. Foot paths are now paved with stone blocks and all pitch roads renovated. Compactor stations and new pay-and-use toilet has been set up in this ward. Parks for children has been renovated.

Ward No 96 Candidate: Malay (Debabrata) Majumder


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Graffiti campaign at Ward No 96

The Ward lies bounded by the Jadavpur Central Road in the north, Raipur Road in the south, Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road in the east and Jadavpur Central Road in the west.

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Padayatra in Ward No 96

The Ward consist parts of Bijoygarh, Baghajatin and the 8B bus stand area. Under the Trinamool Board, during the last five years, beatification has been a major initiative. Priority was given to supply of drinking water in the ward. The residents have experienced very quick repair of any roads that has been damaged.

Ward No 110 Candidate: Arup Chakraborty



Banner campaign at Ward No 110

The Ward lies bounded by the Link Road connecting Raja Subodh Mullick Road and Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in the north, Tolly’s Nullah and Southern boundary off Briji Mauza in the south, Eastern Railway tracks in the east and Raja Subodh Mullick Road and Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in the west.

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Road show at Ward No 110

The campaigning in this Ward in mainly based on providing water supply. Measures taken by the present councilor have not been proved to be effective to supply drinking water in this ward. There are problems related to hawker, development of Briji area and piling up of construction materials on the roads, thus leading to accidents. The people of the ward will seek for change and elect the Trinamool candidate.

KMC: The road ahead, promises to keep

Kolkata Municipal Corporation in keeping with WB CM Ms Mamata Banerjee’s dream of greener and cleaner Kolkata has brought remarkable changes in every sphere  to provide better services to the citizens.

While various beautification projects are visible and appreciated, infrastructural facilities have also been upgraded.


In the forthcoming months KMC wishes to undertake the following projects:

  1.   Installation of CCTV cameras, in successive stages, at important locations along the roads and in the markets in the city keeping in mind the safety of the ordinary citizens
  2.   Setting up call centres at various points across the city, where taxpayers may register their grievances, and also where they would get to know about the latest initiatives of KMC
  3.   Modern compactor system to completely replace the age-old vat system for collection of garbage. This is a very crucial step in making Kolkata a garbage-free city
  4.   Continuing afforestation programmes with greater thrust to create more and more pollution-free areas across the city
  5.   Employing mobile apps to make municipal services more user-friendly
  6.   Using solar power to light up the 300 parks in Kolkata
  7.   Constructing foot overbridges with escalators at the busier points in the city, like Deshapriya Park, Ballygunge Phari, Ballygunge Siksha Sadan and South City


For city slums

  1. Over the next five years KMC wishes to bring slum-dwellers under the ambit of various social security schemes and giving them entrepreneurial training would make them financially independent besides, organising continuous awareness camps for slum-dwellers for their overall socio-economic development.
  2. The way Hatgachia-1 slum in Ward 58 has been made a ‘Model Slum’, wherever similar geographical affinity exists, such slums would be developed as Model Slums.
  3. The fire hazard surveys in slums undertaken by officers of Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the relaying of electrical wires hanging dangerously over various slums are to be continued with renewed vigour.
  4. The underground drainage systems in slums would be developed.
  5. Like being done now, the Slums Department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation would continue to build pay-and-use toilets and community centres for members of minority communities, as per residents’ demands and recommendations of the people’s representatives.


Projects to be undertaken by the Health Department:

  1. At present there are five dengue diagnostics centres in five Boroughs. In addition, ten centres will be constructed in rest of the Boroughs under National Health Mission scheme.
  2. Health Centres in three wards have been brought under National Urban Health Mission. 87 more wards (a total of 90 wards) will be brought under the scheme.
  3. Each Borough and later each ward will have integrated laboratories fitted with the Public Health Centres for conducting  examination of urine, stool, serum, cholesterol, blood urea, serum creatinine, serum bilirubin, serum uric acid SGPT etc.
  4. Mobile clinics will be set up to serve the poor and very sick patients at their doorsteps.
  5. Modern waiting room will be constructed in Nimtala Ghat and other crematoriums for the family of the deceased.
  6. Under National Urban Health Mission, a Community Health Centre with a capacity of 100 beds will be set up.
  7. Modernisation of Mosquito Research Centre will be expedited so that mosquito breeding and identification of mosquitoes can be done at a greater speed.
  8. In all wards to destroy mosquito larvae, provisions for Gappi fish cultivation have been made.
  9. At present in various canals we are using 20 row-boats to destroy the Culex mosquito larvae. 8 row-boats will be used for this purpose.


The Engineering Department wishes to fulfill the following promises in the near future:

  1. According to necessity  there  will  be  more  development  and  construction  work which will be done for sanitation and drainage systems from Borough XI ­ XV
  2. The construction of remaining parts of the new roadway system will be started in Borough XI ­ XV
  3. All country roads of the new Wards 142, 143 and 144 will be concretised
  4. More development and beautification will be done in all main roads of the city
  5. More development and repair work will be taken up in all footpaths in the city
  6. Sanitary and drainage systems to be set up where they are not present as of yet
  7. Measures taken to build new roads and footpaths
  8. Rest of the ghats of Hooghly river bank is planned to be renovated
  9. Foot bridges for the pedestrians will be constructed on main road junctions of the city
  10. Expansion of Kashi Mitra  crematorium,  Cossipore Burning Ghat  and  Birjunala crematorium is planned to be expanded
  11. Construction  of  the  300  feet  long  ‘Single  Span  Steel  Bridge’  at  Babughat  for walking  has  been  taken  up.  With  the  help  of  this  bridge  the  people  can  walk across from Princep Ghat to Armenian Ghat
  12. Expansion of Hooghly bank will be done
  13. Expansion of Matri Sadan at Kidderpore will be initiated
  14. An annexe office building will be constructed at Chaplin Square
  15. More ward health centres will be constructed under National Health Mission
  16. 400 slaughter houses with one modern slaughter house for goats only is to be constructed at Rabindra Sarani
  17. Community halls will be constructed in wards which presently have none
  18. Railing on the edges of main roads are to be beautified
  19. Leveling  of roads  are  to  be  undertaken  in  north Kolkata where road  levels  are higher than that of the houses
  20. Diversification of Boroughs will be done for giving better and faster services
  21. Hindu and Muslim crematoriums are to be further developed
  22. More ‘night shelters’ will be constructed for street dwellers
  23. Primary municipal corporation  schools  will  be  set  up  with  more  facilities  and provided with further opportunities
  24. More parks will be constructed for roadside beautification and a greener city
  25. More road dividers  and  plantations  will  be  done  for  increasing  the  speed  of vehicles on main roads
  26. More beautification will be done at all main road junctions and islands in the city

Abhishek Banerjee slams BJP at Tala Park

Trinamool Youth Congress today organized a huge rally at Tala Park in support of the Trinamool candidates for the Kolkata Municipal Election 2015.

TMYC National President Abhishek Banerjee, who was the main speaker, slammed the Opposition for the slander campaign against Mamata Banerjee.

Abhishek slams Centre

“Mamata Banerjee has been working relentlessly for Kolkata and the districts for the last five years. From beautification to setting up of modern garbage compactors, a lot of development happened in the last five years,” he said.

He also lashed out against the Centre for using agencies like CBI for political purpose. “Some people think they can gag our voice with the help of CBI, ED, SFIO. The more they harass Mamata Banerjee, the stronger our resolve will become,” he said.

BJP’s false promises

Abhishek added, “The Centre promised Achhe Din after elections. What have we got? U-turns. This is a govt of U-turns. Those who have no idea about the culture of Bengal, want to come to power in Bengal. They think they can come to power with the help of a few media houses. Media doesn’t vote, people do.”

Abhishek clearly underlined the fact that Trinamool was fighting the elections on the plank of development. He challenged the BJP to compare Mamata Banerjee’s first ten months in power with that of the Centre. He dared them to compete based on facts.

Agenda of development

Abhishek also credited Mamata Banerjee for solving the law and order situation in Jangalmahal and Darjeeling. He said while no CM visited these areas in the past, Mamata Banerjee visited the Hills 42 times.

He asked people to vote against the terror of CPM, vote against BJP’s communal politics, vote for development, vote for Trinamool.

Despite torrential rain, huge turnout at Trinamool’s Tala Park rally

Trinamool Youth Congress organized a huge mass rally at Tala Park Minibus Stand on 7 April, 2015 in support of the Trinamool candidates of the Kolkata Municipal Election 2015 in Borough I.

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Hoarding for the campaign rally near Tala Park

The chief speaker of the rally was Trinamool Youth Congress President and MP Abhishek Banerjee.

AB Tala parkGates near the rally site

Present at the rally were Trinamool candidate for Ward No 1, Sita Jeswara, candidate for Ward No 2, Puspali Sinha, candidate for Ward No 3, Dr Santanu Sen, candidate for Ward No 4, Goutam Haldar, candidate for Ward No 5, Tarun Saha and candidate for Ward No 6, Suman Singh.

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The rally starts …

In spite of torrential downpour, the rally was a huge success with inspiring speeches by Dr Santanu Sen, the local MLA Mala Saha and Trinamool Chhatra Parishad President Ashok Rudra.


AB Tala parkCrowds gather withstanding rain to listen to their favourite leader

Trinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee took the stage at around 7 PM withstanding the gutsy wind, torrential rain and thunder. In his brief speech he said that the opposition will be losers by huge margins. He said that another rally will be organized on 9 April at 4 PM at the same venue.

AB Tala parkTrinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee speaking at the rally