Sovan bats for restoration of work at Bhangar power grid
Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who is also South 24 Parganas' district president of Trinamool Congress batted for the restoration of work at the stalled power grid project at Bhangar on Wednesday. Chatterjee urged people not to get swayed away by attempts made by some outsiders to "mentally poison them." He said: "Some outsiders with vested interests are trying to create disturbances in the areas affecting the interest of the majority of people," adding: "Some people are trying to stop the developmental work carried out by Mamata Banerjee.
He was addressing a political meeting in Bhangar Block I on Wednesday afternoon. This was Chatterjee's first public meeting after the party's grand success in the Municipal elections in Pujali where the party has bagged all the 16 seats.
Bhangar made it to the headlines after some villagers raised their voices and protested against acquisition of land to set up a power grid.
The state government is keeping a tab on the situation and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that if the power gird is not allowed to be set up, then people living in vast areas would be deprived of electricity due to a crisis.
Chatterjee also asked party workers to build intense contact with local people and make them aware of the various steps taken up by the state government. Trinamool Congress will conduct intense mass building exercises in the next one-and-a-half-month to celebrate the party's successful completion of the first year of the second term.
He also cautioned party workers against BJP "who are trying to divide society by practicing hate politics."