Before the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and other civic bodies get their boards formed, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on May 6, will hold a meeting with all her winning candidates to “brief” them on the developmental projects she has planned for the districts and on how to effectively run the civic bodies.
According to the TMC website, the meeting is an “initiative” taken by Mamata “to lay down guidelines on how to adhere to a time-bound schedule” for developmental activities for the next five years. Apart from the Chief Minister, party’s secretary general Partha Chatterjee, urban development minister Firhad Hakim and the party’s all-India general secretary Subrata Bakshi, would be present at the meeting.
Trinamool won 70 of the 91 civic boards, along with KMC, in the just-concluded municipal elections. A total of 1,425 elected representatives, including the 114 Trinamool councillors in KMC, are expected to attend the meeting on Wednesday.
Backed by the victory in the civic polls, the party is also warming up to the 2016 Assembly election as it organises a “political workshop” for its youth wing, Trinamool Chhatra Parishad. Mamata will address the young activists at the workshop which is scheduled to take place at Netaji Indoor Stadium on May 15.
Class Representatives (CR) in various colleges across the state that owe allegiance to the youth wing will participate in the programme.
More than 12,000 students are expected to attend the workshop. TMC’s Bakshi had held a meeting with the youth wing president, Ashok Rudra, in this regard at the party headquarters a couple of days ago.