Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she doesn’t pay attention to those who speak ill of her and added she would continue to work for the people.
“Some people speak ill of me but I don’t pay heed to them. I will continue to work for you always. I don't pay attention to hate-mongers. I just do my developmental work,” Banerjee said at the concluding ceremony of Himal Terai Sports Festival 2016 held at North Point here.
She also gave away prizes at the sports festival, which was jointly organised by Siliguri Police Commissionerate, West Bengal Sports Department and Darjeeling Police.
More than 3,500 sports-persons participated in the festival.
“I have received several requests for setting up of development boards for various communities, we will consider them,” she said. “We are providing Rs 1 lakh each to the sherpas for their development. We have provided a grant of Rs 131 crore for uplift of the Hills communities,” Mamata said.
“We are providing sports equipment and jerseys to the sportspersons who are taking part in these events. All the clubs have been granted Rs 25,000,” she added. She is currently on a visit to north Bengal, where she inaugurated a safari park near Siliguri on Thursday.
She will be present during the official celebration to mark Netaji’s birth anniversary in Darjeeling on Saturday.