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CM visits Dattapur village, lends ear to grievances of residents

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to Dattapur village situated at the Bengal-Odisha border on Wednesday and distributed clothes and sweets among the people.

She listened to their grievances and instructed the district magistrate of East Midnapore Partha Ghosh to take necessary action to build houses for them. The villagers, who have set up thatched mud huts on state government land, said some people often come there and threaten to evict them. Banerjee assured them that they would not be evicted from the place. It may be recalled that on Monday, she had visited a village comprising mostly fishermen, at Digha. People were very happy to have the Chief Minister among them.

On her way back to Kolkata she went to a roadside tea stall and prepared tea for the ministers and officials who were accompanying her. Sishir Adhikari (MP), Subrata Mukherjee, state minister of Panchayat and Rural Development and Suvendu Adhikari, state Transport minister, enjoyed tea served by her.

It may be mentioned that Banerjee is an expert cook and earlier, she used to prepare special dishes to treat her party leaders and workers.

In all the party meetings held recently, she had asked the leaders and workers to go to the people and build contact with them. "Go to the tea stalls and markets and talk to people. Listen to what they say," she had said in party conferences.

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