Kalimpong: Despite her busy schedule in national politics, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is ready to visit Kalimpong on 28th May, and she has “multiple objectives.” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is arriving in Kalimpong for a 4-day tour on Monday.
It would be her first visit after Kalmipong was upgraded to a district on February 14, 2017. District administration, political parties and others are preparing to welcome Mamata.
The chief minister is expected to hold a meeting with representatives of the 15 bodies during her four-day stay in Kalimpong from May 28, sources said. Party sources added that the chief minister will campaign indirectly in the rural polls.
An official source said Miss Banerjee, after her successful visit to Darjeeling for the Hill Business Summit, plans to hold another programme, this time in association with development boards, including the Lepcha Development Board, in Kalimpong.
The entire Hill region under the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is politically significant for political parties like the Trinamul Congress and the BJP for a Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal.
The Centre has recently released funds of around Rs 135 crore (the remaining amount of a 600 crore package announced by the Centre earlier), so that no one can blame the Centre and brand it a stepmother, Keeping in mind the present fund release from the Centre, the chief minister will leave no stone unturned to do something impressive.