Mamata Banerjee please Siliguri journalists ahead of assembly poll

Siliguri 21 Jan 2016 Ahead of Bengal assembly poll Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seemed to very kind on the journalists of North Bengal.

During her speech after the opening function of Bengal Safari Park, the CM announced of providing land for Siliguri Journalists Club at Ektiashal near Siliguri and sanctioning Rs 20 lakh for the construction the club building from the MP fund.

She said journalists who are working for the upliftment of the society should have a proper place and good environment to work.

MsBanerjee also announced free health benefits equal to the employees to state government for accredited journalists and asked other journalists to start the process for accreditation by contacting the concern authorities. She also said that she will instruct the concernment department heads to provide all supports for the journalists.

She said, “I have brought a couple of good news for journalists, one is providing land and sanctioning Rs 20 lakh and the other is free health benefits equal to that of the state government employees.”

She also informed that the notification will be given and journalists can avail the said benefit from March end. She also brought 200 woolen shawls for the journalists as a winter gift.

Source EOI

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