Hint at Left candidates for Siliguri polls

Hint at Left candidates for Siliguri polls

The Telegraph

Bengal CPM secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra hinted on Friday that the party would field sitting councillors of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation for the coming polls.

"The SMC board had gone through a tough period in the past five years and despite several deterrents, the civic body functioned properly. Some people had even resorted to horse trading to topple the board but did not succeed. The board is all set to complete its tenure successfully," said Mishra.

He was here to attend a two-day organisational meeting of the CPM's Darjeeling district committee.

The Left has 22 councillors at the SMC where the majority mark is 24. Mayor Asok Bhattacharya has managed to pass all major decision at the board with the support of four Congress councillors.

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