KALIMPONG, 8 Mar 2014: The Kalimpong town committee of the CPRM feels the party should field its own candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls instead of extending support to another party. Twelve members of the town committee today held a meeting and came up with this decision.
CPRM leader Sudan Pradhan said the town committee is aware of the fact that everyone is curious about the party’s stance and now the decision has been made to demand the high command for a candidate from within the party rank.
He added the town committee will soon be dispatching letters to the CPRM central committee, Kalimpong sub-divisional committee and the party’s election committee intimating them about the town committee’s resolution.
“The CPRM has remained resolute with the demand for a separate state since 1999 and we want to field our own candidate this time. We will intensify activities for statehood achievement after this,” the town leader asserted.
The CPRM town committee is currently focused on anti-corruption movements. Its members along with those of the sub-divisional committee are scheduled to meet the BDO next week. Pradhan alleged rampant corruption is taking place in the ongoing MGNREGS schemes in the hills. He said party representatives will meet the BDO and bring to
notice the problems being faced by the common people when dealing with the 100 days work scheme. (EOIC)
CPRM to announce its candidate on March 10
DEEP MILAN PRADHAN, MIRIK, 8 Mar 2014: With almost all the political parties in the hills done with announcing their candidates for the general elections 2014, the political air has intensified. However, the CPRM leadership is yet to announce its candidature for the election. General secretary Taramani Rai today during a party meeting said the party will announce its candidate on March 10. He did not provide any further information, saying the party will give other details regarding the elections on the same day.
Questioning the Darjeeling Dooars United Democratic Federation, he said, “What is the main agenda of DDUDF? Is it development of Darjeeling region or Gorkhaland?” He added the leadership is still unclear on the stand of Dr. Mahindra P Lama. He further said Dr. Lama is using the federation as a political organisation when he had clearly mentioned during its formation that DDUDF was an apolitical organisation.
CAPTION: CPRM general secretary Taramani Rai talking with reporters in Mirik on Saturday.
Text and Photo by: EOI
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