Adhikary said that the people of Nadigram, who had voted in his favour, do not have to worry as he has become a minister.
“I know it is very important for an MLA to be available for the people from his constituency as they need to meet him for various purposes. So I have decided to hold janatar durbar every two days in a month in Nandigram,” he said.
“People from here do not need to run to places like Tamluk, Haldia, Kanthi or Kolkata to meet me. They do not have to spend money as fare to travel to these places to meet me. I will come to here to work for the people,” he maintained.
Adhikary, who won from Nandigram Assembly seat by 81,230 votes, said the task to set up an office where he will be sitting every two days a month is on and it will come up in next 10 to 15 days.
He further said that he has formed a team that will function to extend service to the people of Nandigram. The team will be working under his supervision.
The people of Nandigram were happy with the announcement of Adhikary. It may be recalled that Adhikary was the first candidate whose name was announced by the party’s chief Mamata Banerjee during a programme in Nandigram. She had said that Adhikary will be contesting from Nandigram Assembly seat.
In the same breath she had maintained that he will also be a minister in her cabinet. On Friday after the swearing-in ceremony and the first meeting with the council of ministers, Banerjee had declared Adhikary as the state’s Transport Minister.
The next administrative meeting of the state government is on June 3. Thus, each and every department is busy in preparing a “stock taking report”. Officials in the state transport department too are also waiting for the arrival of the minister.
Sources said that Adhikary’s first meeting with the officials of the transport department is on Monday. He would likely to visit the department’s office in the afternoon.
It is learnt that he would be taking the stock of the ongoing projects and the financial status of the department.