public representatives of both Congress and CPM were not invited
Statesman News Service
Raiganj, 6 January
Both CPI-M and Congress boycotted the inauguration programme of district students and youth festival held in the premises of Maharaja Jagadishnath High school at Debinagar in Raiganj of North Dinajpur district today.
The Secretary to the council of state Chief Minister, Mr Amal Acharjee, inaugurated this festival today.
The Chairman of the Congress-led board of Raiganj municipality as well as Congress MLA Raiganj Mr Mohti Sengupta and the Sabhadhipati of the CPI-M-led board of North Dinajpur zilla parishad Mrs Ladli Chaudhury did not attend this programme.
It is learnt that the district students and youth festival will be continued in Raiganj from today till 8 January.
There will be observance of different competitive cultural activities with the participation of students and youths.
It is learnt that the public representatives of both the Congress and CPI-M were not invited to this government programme. Hence, they did not attend the inaugural ceremony of this programme.
The Chairman of the Congress-led board of Raiganj municipality as well as Congress MLA of Raiganj, Mr Mohit Sengupta, said: "The public representatives of our Congress party were not invited to different meetings for the formation of the committee of this festival. The inaugural ceremony of this government programme today also turned into a programme of the TMC. Hence, we did not attend."
The Sabhadhipati of North Dinajpur zilla parishad, Mrs Ladli Chaudhury, said: "Without our opinions, the officials of the district youth office made the festival committee. We were not called in different important meetings too. As a result, we did not attend the inaugural programme of the festival."
The Secretary to the council of the state Chief minister, Mr Amal Acharjee, said: “Both the Sabhadhipati of the CPI-M-led board of North Dinajpur ZP Mrs Ladli Chaudhury and the Chairman of the Congress-led board of Raiganj municipality Mr Mohit Sengupta were invited to the inaugural programme. They intentionally did not turn up. They are introducing
narrow politics by blaming the Trinamul Congress members.”