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Ready for rural polls, says Biswas

Statesman News Service | Siliguri |

PWD, Sports and Youth Affairs minister Aroop Biswas has said that the Trinamul Congress will be in the ‘number one’ position in the upcoming threetier rural elections.

Mr Biswas arrived in Siliguri on Wednesday to address a meeting of the Trinamul Women Congress to be held in Jalpaiguri on Thursday.

Giving examples of studious pupils who always stand first in their classes, Mr Biswas said the party was ready to face the panchayat elections.

“We study regularly-365 days a year–to contest the polls, whenever the elections are held. But those who do not study, who have no relations with books, who are alienated from the people, will fail,” said Mr Biswas, who is also the party observer for Darjeeling district.

He said a message will be sent out in Thursday’s meeting on how Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had taken forward women in the state.

“We have seen what the Congress and BJP governments did with the reservation for women. CM Mamata Banerjee has ensured 50% reservation of women in the panchayats. She has introduced schemes like Kanyashree and Rupashree for the women folk. She has really taken the women in the state forward,” he added.