Hill visit a gimmick, says Biman

The Telegraph

Siliguri, Sept. 21: The CPM today described Mamata Banerjee’s proposed visit to the hills as “political gimmick”, while blaming the Trinamul Congress leader for bad roads in the region.

“We do not believe in political gimmicks like her (Mamata). People, too, have started losing their faiths on her for these publicity stunts,” CPM state secretary Biman Bose said in Jalpaiguri when asked why the chief minister is not visiting Darjeeling.

Bose, also the Left Front chairman, accused the Trinamul leader of not taking any step to repair the potholed roads in north Bengal. “She had been repeatedly saying that she would turn north Bengal into Switzerland but cannot address basic problems like bad roads. The Trinamul chief, despite being a minister in Delhi, has not taken any step for quick repair of the roads under the jurisdiction of the NHAI, which is a central organisation. This only shows how ‘sincere’ she is,” Bose said.

On the emergence of the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad, Bose said the CPM was scrutinising its demands. “Whichever of them are of public interest, we will organise movement on them.”
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