CM to hold another Purulia meet today
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to chair another crucial administrative review meeting in Purulia district on Friday at 10 am.
The Chief Minister on Wednesday left an administrative meeting at Purulia mid-way, reportedly after BDOs and other officials were unable to give satisfactory feedback on their work, particularly the midday meal scheme at primary schools. This is the first time that Banerjee walked out of such a meeting.
For Friday, the Chief Minister has asked the former district magistrate of Purulia Tanmay Chakraborty who is now the DM of Malda to be present along with senior officials of the district including those who have been transferred to other districts.
The state Chief Secretary Basudeb Banerjee and Home Secretary Malay De will also attend Friday's meeting. After the meet, Mamata Banerjee will leave for Asansol where she will inaugurate the 23rd district of the state — West Burdwan.
Later, she will fly to Delhi to attend the dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in honour of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Earlier on Wednesday, at the Purulia meeting, the Chief Minister had reportedly told the Chief Secretary that she would come back to the district once the projects were taken up properly. Banerjee, who has been holding administrative review meetings in the districts since 2011 when she came to power, was visibly annoyed when she heard that most of the projects had not been taken up in Purulia.
She also told the officials that some of them did not cooperate with the new District Magistrate Alokesh Prasad Roy. However, the date of the meeting has been rescheduled and the former District Magistrate has been instructed to attend the meeting on Friday morning.