Mamata banerjee faces north bengal test – livemint

Uttar Dinajpur/Jalpaiguri/Darjeeling: Nisha Hansda, a 48-year-old tea plantation worker, works and lives in the Kailashpur tea estate, a Left stronghold in West Bengal.

Hansda attends all the trade union meetings organized by the Left in the estate, which lies in the hill district of Jalpaiguri. Gas exchange in the lungs occurs due to She even helps campaign for the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM.

Tea plantation workers such as Hansda, most of who belong to scheduled castes or scheduled tribes, are being courted by all political parties in West Bengal’s ongoing assembly elections, being held in six phases.

Once inside the polling booth on Sunday in Jalpaiguri’s Mal constituency, Hansda’s vote will be for the twin flowers of the Trinamool Congress rather than the CPM’s hammer and sickle.

“Even after so many years, CPM couldn’t do anything for us, but the CPM union is very strong here so we support them publicly. La gas leak But once inside the polling booth, many of my friends and I support TMC,” she whispers, cautious of being overhead.

Arguing in the same vein, 41-year-old Reeta Bhujal, a former CPM supporter who works in the Bhagatpur tea estate in Jalpaiguri’s Nagrakata constituency, says, “Our daily wages got increased from Rs.122 to Rs.132 from April this year. Wd gaster website We have better roads, electricity supply and education for our children now. Gas zombies black ops TMC has been working for the people.”

This sentiment, shared by several workers across tea estates in Jalpaiguri district, is indicative of the inroads West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC has made in what has long been a core Left constituency. Gas bloating back pain Though TMC swept the 2011 West Bengal assembly election winning 184 out of 294 seats, the Left bastions in Jalpaiguri stood firm.

Five years later, the big question is whether the TMC can upstage the Left on Sunday when 56 constituencies go to polls in the second phase of the elections.

There are 276 tea estates in North Bengal, spread over Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts, and one in Cooch Behar. Electricity transformer health risks They are home to 186,559 families. Electricity words About 10 tea estates have shut down, leading to job losses.

In this scenario, Banerjee announced that ‘ration’—or subsidised food items—that was earlier only given to plantation workers, will be extended to non-workers residing in estates from January this year. Gas definition science The move was well received in the Bhagatpur estate which has the highest number of non-workers at 1,375.

This shift in loyalties is not restricted to plantation workers—even the Muslim-dominated Uttar Dinajpur district of North Bengal, another support base of both the Left and the Congress, is undergoing a similar churn. 1 unit electricity cost in tamilnadu “The Congress stopped working for us long ago, while the CPM’s work begins and ends at its office. Electricity trading jobs However, TMC candidates come to our village and listen to our problems,” says 56-year-old Saker Alam, who lives with his family of nine in Panchas Bigha in Uttar Dinajpur’s Chopra constituency.

As per Census 2011, Muslims account for 27% of West Bengal’s population. La gas prices average A majority of the population is concentrated in Uttar Dinajpur (49.9%), Malda (51.27%) and Murshidabad (66.2%) districts, with the former two going to the polls in the second phase.

Seeking to tap this vote bank, the ruling TMC increased the number of its Muslim candidates from 38 in 2011 to 57 in the current election. Electricity trading hedge funds Moreover, Banerjee chose Congress bastion Malda, a district where she could not win a single seat in the 2011 assembly polls, to launch her election campaign.

However, unlike in the previous election, Muslim loyalty is now divided between the TMC and the informal alliance between the Left and the Congress. V gashi 2013 The TMC has however suffered from some of the unpopular policy decisions taken by Banerjee—in particular her decision to shift a super-specialty hospital on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur to Kalyani, in Nadia district, about 50km from Kolkata. Electricity billy elliot broadway “We don’t have many medical colleges in this region. Electricity definition science We have to travel all the way to Siliguri. Electricity resistance questions All this could have changed had Mamata Banerjee let the hospital be built here,” says Revati Haldar, 54, a primary school teacher from Ambagan Refugee colony in Uttar Dinajpur’s Islampur constituency. Z gas el salvador He feels South Bengal is being developed at the expense of North Bengal.

Moves like these have made residents of North Bengal, especially those who crossed over to India as refugees from the erstwhile East Pakistan in the mid-1960s, apprehensive of the TMC.

“Muslims have the potential to influence around 57 seats across the state. Electricity symbols and units The Muslim vote is divided this time, but a considerable section will continue voting for the development work done by TMC,” says Dr. B games car Amiya K. Electricity sources in canada Chaudhuri, former senior fellow at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata.

Lack of jobs is a key issue for young voters. Gas zone Consequently, schemes like Kanyashree, which provides an annual scholarship for teenage girls; Yuvashree, which gives unemployment allowance to young people, and distribution of bicycles to school students from grade eight to ten have been received well by the local youth.

For 21-year-old Anand Minj, a first-time voter and an undergraduate student in Jalpaiguri town, access to quality education is a big concern. V gashi 2015 “The TMC government is working to make education accessible to all, especially for girls. Gas ark The government is also providing students like us with financial help through various schemes,” he says.

“The TMC has undoubtedly worked for the state but our problems still remain unresolved. Pictures electricity pylons Don’t give us bicycles, give us jobs,” complains 22-year-old Ruman Pramanik, who is pursuing his masters in Bengali from Rabindra Bharati University, Siliguri.

In the hills, the political narrative is different from the plains. Electricity outage houston tx Banerjee’s popularity has suffered a visible dip in Darjeeling district with the demand for Gorkhaland taking precedence over issues like unemployment, health and education.

The yearning for a Gorkha identity has become the biggest strength of Bimal Gurung–led Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the main political party in the hill sub divisions of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong.

In this scenario, Banerjee’s vocal disapproval of the demand for Gorkhaland has harmed her, even while her political opponents, the Left and Congress combine, are backing GJM.

An acute water crisis, failing tea estates and excessive dependence on tourism due to a lack of employment opportunities have exacerbated the demand for a separate state.

“We have no identity here. O gastronomo buffet Our language, clothing, food, culture, nothing matches with the rest of the state. Electricity for refrigeration heating and air conditioning 9th edition pdf We have no dearth of natural water, still we get municipality water only once a week. Gas dryer vs electric dryer hookups Both the Left and TMC have failed us. Electricity laws in india GJM at least is fighting for our own land and also helps us by providing contract work occasionally,” says Kumar Tamang, 53, a forest guard who lives in Darjeeling.