Trinamool MPs plan new projects with MPLADs
Even as Bengal’s newly elected Members of Parliament celebrate their win, the veteran MPs begin to chalk out what they need to do to nurture thir constituencies which have voted them back to power.
In fact, Kalyan Banerjee, re-elected from Serampore, said that he would be focussing on the spread of primary education in his constituency. ‘There are important issues like drinking water and roads which also need to be developed. Since the CPIM has not done any work for the people for 34 years, we have to compensate’, said Banerjee, who had fully exhausted his MPLADS(Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund (worth Rs 5 crore annually) during the last term.
Another MP from Birbhum, Satabdi Roy said that building bridges and providing drinking water to villagers was her prime concern.
‘Providing access via mororable roads is also an area of concern. We will work in close coordination with the Zilla Parishad’, said Roy, who has also fully exhausted her MPLADS fund from her previous term.
As for veteran Trinamool leader Sisir Adhikari re-elected from Contai, he said that he had also achieved 100 per cent utilisation of his MPLADS fund, like 10 other Trinamool MPs in the previous Lok sabha term. ‘I just hope that Bengal gets a moratorium on the huge loans incurred by the CPIM government over 34 years’, he said. Adhikari said he alos hoped that the Modi-led government would be ‘secular’ in nature.
The state’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee has already asserted that Trinamool Congress’s 34-seat tally in the state was a massive triumph and said her party will play a big role in the 16th Lok Sabha.
The TMC supremo said, ‘34 out of 42 is a clear-cut mandate, specially fighting on one’s own.’
‘It is the people who opposed the maligning campaign against us
and gave their verdict,’ the chief minister said.