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BJP led municipal board with Niharendra Thakur takes oath

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Special Correspondent

Silchar, April 2: In the packed auditorium of Banga Bhawan here, senior most advocate and BJP leader Niharedra rayan Thakur took the oath of office as chairman along with Chameli Paul as vice-chairperson as well as 25 ward commissioners as members, 15 belonging to BJP and 8 to Congress and 2 Independents in a board of 28 members. An elected ward commissioner of Congress Tamal Banik could not attend the oath taking ceremony due to his persol engagements in New Delhi. BJP MLA of Silchar Dilip Paul, nomited member, also took oath of office while Congress MP Sushmita Dev, another nomited member, could not attend being away at the tiol capital for the Parliament session.

Gokul Mohan Hazarika, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, first administered the oath of office to Bijoyendra Singh, senior most elected member and vice-chairman of the outgoing board. After that, Bijoyendra Singh as pro tem Speaker administered the oath of office to all the elected ward commissioners, including Niharendra rayan Thakur and Chameli Paul. Niharendra rayan Thakur took over the charge of office from S N Singh, ADC and executive officer of the municipality.

Niharendra rayan Thakur after taking over the charge addressing the distinguished guests and citizens of this town said “My priority will be to make the board free from all sorts of corruptions in order to ensure fair and transparent magement of civic affairs”. He also assured that the problems and issues confronting the citizens would get due attention for their resolutions. He however said the present fincial constraints were a major irritant for smooth run of the board. It would be his utmost endeavour to overcome the fiscal crisis.

Niharendra rayan Thakur at the same time assured that his another area of concern would be to protect the interests of the employees. The work of master draige, a much needed scheme for solving the annual scourges of stagnt water and water logging in different parts of the town, he hoped would start soon. He sought the help of Silchar MLA as well as the MP for this people’s scheme. He also reached out to the senior citizens for their cooperation.

The newly elected chairman was aware of the hurdles and obstacles in running the cash-starved board. It was therefore his appeal to all the NGOs, social and cultural bodies for extending their helping hands in the interests of all. Without their support, his cherished desire to make the town worth-living would remain uccomplished. Citizens were facing various problems and his plan of action would be to see that these got the attention they deserved. In this respect, the responsibility of the ward commissioners could hardly be overlooked, irrespective of their party affiliation.

Chameli Paul, vice-chairperson, in her brief speech said she would leave no stone unturned to solve the civic problems in close coordition with the chairman and the ward commissioners. Dilip Paul MLA also addressed the assembly. It is to be recalled that this is the second time that BJP formed the board. The previous board was headed by Rajendra Brahmachari.

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