Chowdhary over BJP demand of new UT of north Bengal districts.As a section of BJP leaders is raising the demand for the creation of a Union Territory in West Bengal comprising of northern districts over alleged lack of development, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday said his party will never allow the division of the state.Addressing a rally held in Sripur, Latua, Marda district, Chowdhury said the BJP was raising such issues in view of next year’s panchayat elections.“We will never allow the division of West Bengal. With elections looming, the BJP raises such issues. I would object,” he said.
What is Ananta Rai? It is up to the state government to take action if people in northern West Bengal feel neglected. The state government should consider how to develop North Bengal,” said Lok Sabha parliamentary speaker Chaudhry. Ananta Rai, leader of the Greater Cooch Behar movement, met with Union Home Secretary Nisith Pramanik on Friday, arguing that the formation of a new federal territory out of West Bengal was only a matter of time.Rai leads a faction of the Greater Cooch Behar People’s Association seeking an independent Greater Cooch Behar state carved out of northern West Bengal.Some of his BJP leaders in the region, such as Alipurduar MP John Barla, Matigara-Naxalbari MLA Anandamoy Barman and Dabgram-Phulbari MLA Shikha Chatterjee, have claimed union territory, including his eight districts in the north did.
In addition to the Provincial Assembly Speaker Choudhury, several senior leaders attended the public meeting, including Nepal Mahat and Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury.’Modi’ and ‘Didi’ are two sides of the same coin. The people of West Bengal can no longer be fooled – they understand that TMC is a group of thieves,” he argued.