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TMC gets ‘thumbs up’ from Kolkata celebs

 Nandini Guha |  2016-04-29 01:17:32.0  |  Kolkata

Kolkata’s celebrities - poised to vote on Saturday - are happy with the progress made by the Trinamool Congress Government and are looking forward to peaceful elections.

Author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay said: “There has been satisfactory performance by the Trinamool Congress Government in the last five years. The roads are better, the streets have more lights and the hospitals are cleaner.”

Ready to cast his vote from Rashbehari, the author is hopeful for fair and trouble free polls this time.

Satyajit Ray’s favourite heroine, Madhabi Mukherjee — who has starred in many award winning Bengali films directed by Ray — is all praise for Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister. “I travel to many places in Bengal and have seen that the roads have certainly improved a lot”, Mukherjee told Millennium Post. 

She is also happy with the re-hauling of the Technician’s Studio, which was in a sorry state before the Trinamool Congress Government did the repairs and revamping. “It looks like a foreign studio now. It has all the facilities”, she said.

Actor and theatre personality Kaushik Sen said: “Large sections of the rural population are dependent on the government for various schemes and funds. The ruling party may get lot of votes there”.

Sen did stand by Mamata Banerjee in the run up to the 2011 Assembly polls when she was protesting against land acquisition policy of the Left Front Government.

Even actor Badshah Moitra - a known Leftist- said that Mamata would do well, if she returned to power.

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