Siliguri, 03rd December: The Councilor of Ward No.15 of Siliguri Municipal Corporation Aurobindo Ghosh passed away a while ago. Since then the ward has not been allotted with another councilor.
On Tuesday morning, the State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb visited different areas of the Ward and held a talk with the residents before the elections. He heard out their grievances and assured them to solve their problems soon. After a proper inspection, he stated that the residents of the Ward are facing problems regarding drinking water and garbage piling up. Therefore, initiatives will be taken soon to solve it. There is also a shortage of cleaning staff in the area. For that, he accused the SMC of neglecting the ward's developmental work.
Meanwhile, the other political parties' leaders alleged that the Minister's such initiatives are just an act of political promotion before the elections which will be held next year.