Siliguri, 16th September: The BJP Siliguri No. 05 Mandal Committee approached Ashok Bhattacharya with a demand to convert Mahananda river into 'Mahananda Drive' similar to Marine Drive. A memorandum was also submitted to Ashok Bhattacharya in support of various demands.
Reportedly, the programme was held on Wednesday under the leadership of organization president Akhil Biswas.
In this context, Biswas stated that the present municipality board is only focussing on 'cosmetic development' rather than the overall development of the city. He further stated that the river must be excavated and beautified to make it look like Marine Drive.
On the other hand, Ashok Bhattacharya said that such initiatives will be taken only after completing projects prepared for the common people.