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CM seeks oppn help after opening longest bridge
PHOTO : CM at inauguration program dedicating state’s longest bridge (181-meter) on the river Manu at Kanchanbari to the people,TIWN Pic June 1

KUMARGHAT, June 1 (TIWN): Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today sought cooperation from the opposition parties to carry forward the development activities in the state.Sarkar, who was speaking after dedicating the state’s longest bridge (181-meter) on the river Manu at Kanchanbari to the people, said, “We will welcome if opposition parties come forward to talk with the government on developmental work. The government wants to move forward with active support from the opposition”.

“Even if they propose any good works, the government will seriously look into them. In democracy, the role or contribution of opposition parties can’t be ignored. We want to work together when it comes to development of the state”, he said at a well-turnout gathering at Kanchanbari in Kumarghat subdivision.

Recalling the state government’s efforts to build a bridge connecting Kanchanbari with Kumarghat, he said it was former Dy Chief Minister Baidhyanath Majumder who had planned to construct a bridge. “But then Left Front government could not make it due to fund constraint. And, finally a bridge with a cost of Rs. 10 crore has been constructed which will be beneficial the people living in and around Kanchanbari. It’s like dream comes true after a long effort”, he said.

In his speech, Chief Minister said the government plans to utilize the water of river Manu for irrigation by constructing cannel. “The land appears major problem to execute the plan with farmers refusing to vacate land. If the cannel comes up, the farmers will be beneficial in the days to come”, he said.

PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury, School Education Minster Tapan Chakraborty ,  Hasi Rani Bhattacharjee, Sabhadhipati of Uttar Tripura Zilla Parisad and MLAs- Samiran Malakar and Tunu Rani Malakar were remained present in the inaugural function.

PWD Minister, in his speech, however was critical over the role of opposition parties. “In some cases, the opposition parties have been trying to stumbling block by raising unrealistic demands or pointes. We do expect, the opposition parties to play a constructive rule for the welfare of common people”, he added.

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