Trinamool’s Jitendra Tiwari, MLA from Asansol and former mayor of town, has accused the state authorities of not permitting the Asansol Municipal Company to get Central funds attributable to politics and averted assembly city improvement minister Firhad Hakim in Kolkata on Tuesday night. He informed the management that he’ll speak solely with chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and no person else.
Since Banerjee is touring north Bengal, the celebration knowledgeable Tiwari that the CM might meet him on December 18, a TMC chief conscious of the event stated.
This occurred on a day when former cupboard minister and celebration heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari stoked speculations that he might be a part of the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) throughout Union dwelling minister Amit Shah’s go to to the poll-bound state later this week.
Speculations began in Asansol too the place two TMC councilors, who’re identified to be near Tiwari, wrote social media posts praising Adhikari.
In a letter to Hakim on Sunday, Tiwari stated that the state authorities didn’t let the Asansol Municipal Company obtain funds to the tune of Rs 2000 crore from the Centre underneath the sensible metropolis venture due to political causes. Although marked confidential, the letter obtained leaked.
Tiwari alleged that he wrote to Hakim on the identical situation at the least 5 occasions previously however Sunday’s letter was leaked by somebody on goal. “I’ll talk about these points solely with the chief minister,” he stated.
The Asansol MLA additionally knowledgeable the upper training division that he needs to resign from the governing physique of two native schools.
These have brought about a serious embarrassment for the TMC as a result of the BJP gained two adjoining Lok Sabha seats in West Burdwan district in 2019.
The developments have triggered speculations that Tiwari, who’s the TMC’s district unit president, might go away the celebration within the run-up to the essential meeting polls due in about 5 months.
“…I’m very aggrieved to state that our metropolis was chosen by the Ministry of city improvement, Authorities of India, underneath Good Metropolis Mission venture which if would have been allowed by you, our metropolis might have acquired funds amounting Rs 2000 crore which might be very essential for improvement of town,” Tiwari wrote in a letter to Hakim on Sunday.
“… attributable to political causes we weren’t allowed to get advantages from it by the state authorities,” Tiwari wrote.
Union minister of state Babul Supriyo is the MP from Asansol whereas the adjoining Bardhaman-Durgapur seat is represented by one other Union minister of state, SS Ahluwalia.
The area has a sizeable non-Bengali talking in addition to a Muslim inhabitants. Asansol is the second greatest metropolis in south Bengal. It’s situated within the state’s greatest industrial and coal mining belt.