WB Minister criticises TC-run Zilla Parishad
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 20:15
Kolkata: Panchayat and Rural Development minister Anisur Rahman on Tuesday accused the Trinamool Congress- run zilla parishad in South 24 Parganas district of failing to carry out development work.

On the other hand, Left controlled zilla parishads in Maoist hit districts, West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia performed better despite various difficulties including Maoist violence, Rahman told reporters here.

He said that 1.26 crore mandays were created in West Midnapore district this year compared to only 33 lakh mandays in South 24 Pargana in the current fiscal upto February.

The minister said that under NREGA programme a family in West Midnapore received 46 days work compared to 24 days work in a year in South 24 Parganas.

In two other Left-controlled zilla parishads in Purulia and Bankura, a family received 48 and 38 days work in a year under the NREGA programme.

Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee, on the other hand, alleged that the district administration was not allowing the zilla parishad in South 24 Pargana to work.

"It is their attempt to undermine TC's performance," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 20:15

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