Mamata braces for busy campaigning schedule
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will be campaigning in Jangalmahal, Bankura and Purulia from 25 March.
Trinamool Congress sources said she will be addressing 10 meetings in two phases. Out of 19 constituencies in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia, election in six constituencies will be held on April 4. On March 25 she will be addressing rallies in Midnapore, Salboni and Jhargram while on March 26 she is supposed to address meetings in Binpur, Gopiballavpur and Nayagram. On April 11, election will be held in 13 constituencies. On March 30 she will address a meeting in Kharagpur. On March 31, she will be speaking in rallies at Rural Kharagpur, Dantan and Keshiyari. Interestingly, there is no meeting of Banerjee in Sabang and Narayangarh where Congress heavyweight Manas Bhuniya and CPI(M) state secretary Suryakanta Misra are contesting. The 19 constituencies had witnessed violence, arson, bloodshed and murder of common people to senior police officers till Banerjee came to power in 2011. Over the past four and a half years a sea of change has taken place in Jangalmahal. Residential school has been set up for tribal children being run by Ramakrishna Mission, the state government has taken up series of projects to give security to Kendu leaves collectors, Sabuj Sathi, Khadyashri have been immensely popular. Roads have been constructed and drinking water crisis has been addressed to. Banerjee will highlight the development work carried out in the area to woo voters. The Chief Minister on Friday concluded a 5-day election campaign in North Bengal where she put forward all the development activities done by the TMC in these four and a half years. In every rally she urged the voters to vote for the ruling party terming the alliance of CPI(M) and Congress as “unethical”.