CM urges people's representatives to keep areas under their jurisdiction clean
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people's representatives to keep the areas under their jurisdiction clean.
Inaugurating the Puja at Sribhumi, she said the development of an area depends on the efficiency and foresight of the local people's representative, like councillor, MLA or MP. She congratulated party MLA Sujit Basu for taking up projects to develop vast areas surrounding Lake Town. There used to be massive waterlogging in the area and the infrastructure was also poor.
However, over the years, the menace of waterlogging has been eliminated thanks to proper planning.
"When one enters the city via VIP Road or New Town, he or she acknowledges the development that has come up in the area. The roads are smooth and brightly illuminated. The bank along Kestopur canal has been cleaned and beautified. We all feel proud when people from other states appreciate and praise our city," Banerjee said.
She said: "When I pass through Sribhumi, Lake Town and their neighbourhoods, I tell everybody to see what Sujit has done to these areas."
Banerjee added that though the state government is spending so much money to carry out development projects, the sense to maintain them has not yet been developed. "After you paint a wall or a bridge in bright colours, there will be people who will spit on them. It is unfortunate that the sense to maintain them has not yet been developed," she said.
She urged people to maintain peace and harmony during Puja. "The celebration is for all and we in Bengal welcome the people from other states and communities who come to see Durga Puja," she said.