THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU
KALIMPONG, 16 DECEMBER 2017: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kalimpong Convenor Annapurna Chaturvedi today held a press conference. Addressing the media, Chaturvedi sought to clarify the statements issued by Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha President Sagar Pokhrel. Pokhrel had said that Kalimpong district had not separated from Darjeeling District and that the district was attached with Darjeeling district. Chaturvedi said that the party taking the fact that Kalimpong was now a district in itself had appointed her (Annapurna Chaturvedi) as the Convener of Kalimpong District. She also said that a separate BJP committee for Kalimpong District would be formed taking in view the 2019 elections.
Chaturvedi further said that Pokrel had yesterday said that three block committees of BJP had been formed. But these in fact were not BJP block committees but BJP Yuva Morcha committees. She said it was her who had been entrusted with total responsibility of the party in Kalimpong. She further added that the BJP had already formed four block committees of the party but was yet to make it public. She said that these committees will be made public soon.
Ultimately, speaking about the consolidation of the party in Kalimpong district, Chaturvedi said that the party was working at grassroots level in order to consolidate the party base. She said that by merely distributing flags however, the party cannot make its presence felt. It will only work when the party was able to solve the problems faced by the people in the villages. These problems included unemployment, roads and drinking water among others.
She said that the motto of BJP Kalimpong was to work for the benefit of the people so that the people could truly witness the sincerity of the party.