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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

‘Trinamool Congress all set to make base in Barak’

SILCHAR, Dec 9: “Trinamool Congress is all set to make inroad in Barak Valley riding on the dynamic and clean image of Mamata Banerjee,” said Cachar district unit president Paritosh Paul Choudhury while talking to The Sentinel here today. Since the formation of the district committee on September 13 in more than 30 GP level committees in 15 blocks, seven of the block-level committees have been formed till date, Choudhury added.

Choudhury also claimed spontaneous mass support for Trinamool Congress and said a conducive atmosphere prevails for the party to move ahead and said district level committees have been formed in Hailakandi, Badarpur and Karimganj. He added that in this valley of Congress, AIDUF and BJP dominance, he was confident his party would play an important role in fighting for the cause of 35 lakh people of this valley and their various issues and pressing problems.

Choudhury further added that just as the people in West Bengal yearned for better governance after being disillusioned by more than 30 years of Marxist rule, they heaved a sigh of relief after Mamata Benerjee took the reins. He said her refulgent success in the last parliamentary elections has added a new dimension to national political scenario and it was her charismatic personality that created ripples in the Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, wresting five seats from the Congress. Trinamool had contested for 19 seats.

Choudhury said his party would decide about a mass movement on the burning issues of Barak Valley in coordination with Karimganj and Hailakandi. Among the issues would the Silchar-Lumding BG and East-West Corridor, besides unbridled corruption creeping into the State administrative machinery. He stated a delegation of party workers would meet Mamata Banerjee to discuss the BG and to expedite its completion.

It was also their plan to bring Mamata to address a mass convention here in order to boost up the morale of party leaders and workers and at the same time to bolster up the organization and reach the message at the grass root level. He was hopeful that Trinamool Congress would become a force to reckon with to take on the opposition parties of this valley. In an overview on the future, he did admit that there could be alliance between his party and AIUDF for which as he said former AGP minister Sahidul Alam Choudhury was doing the spadework. Once such an alliance could be worked out, it would be a major change in State politics and power equation.

Sources said, in a major development today 14 active members of All Cachar Karimganj and Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA) joined the youth front of Trinamool Congress. ACKHSA general secretary Pervez Sultan Mazumder led the other members of the Association to accept the membership of the youth front, the sources added. At a press meet, he explained in detail the reason for deserting the association by them and their future programme. The youth front, according to him, would fight for not only the causes and interests of youths but also for the common people and strengthen the political party. THE SENTINEL

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