Darjeeling MP To Visit His Constituency After 8 Months


Siliguri: After a long gap of almost eight months, the Darjeeling MP from the BJP, S.S. Ahluwalia, will visit his constituency.

“The Union minister of state will inaugurate PSLK on February 17. It was a longstanding demand of the residents here in Siliguri and in surrounding areas. The centre will start functioning with immediate effect,” said an official.

The Union minister of state for drinking water and sanitation, S.S. Ahluwalia will be here to inaugurate the Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) that has come up at Himanchal Bihar, located in Matigara on next Sunday.

The visit, however, has led to speculations in political circles, particularly because the MP had stayed away from his constituency for a long time and did not visited the hills during the 104-day long agitation and strike over the demand of statehood.

In the past two Parliament polls, the BJP has managed to win the Darjeeling seat with the support of the Morcha. Now that he will be here for an official programme, political analysts are curious to know how he and his party BJP intend to take up the task of damage control.