Durgapur Purba and Durgapur Paschim, the two assembly seats of Durgapur will go into polling on 7 th May 2011 to elect their representatives in the 2011 State Assembly. CPI(M), the leading party of the Left Front has announced their candidates for both the seats. Comrade Biprendu Chakraborty, the sitting MLA of Durgapur Paschim has been nominated again, but Comrade Alpana Chowdhury, will be the new candidate for Durgapur Paschim.
Durgapur, popularly called “The Steel City”, is dominated by industrial workers. Though the city of Durgapur has hardly been formed 50 years ago, it dominated the national and international news on a number of occasion for struggle of its working class to safeguard its rights. The entire working class of the country looks upon Durgapur in its fight against the inhuman policies of the government.
Durgapur, the fastest growing city of eastern India was a remote jungle only 50 years back. To know the present Durgapur one should definitely try to look into its past history. Considering that much research has not been done yet to find out the past history of Durgapur, this is a small effort by durgapuradda to find out the past of this industrial town.
The road in front of the Women’s college of Durgapur is being widened by the Durgapur Municipality Authority (DMC) taking into consideration that this area of this busy road is one of the most accident prone roads of the town of Durgapur. Special care has been taken not to disturb the traffic in this busy road.
Durgapur – considered to be a strong CPI (M) bastion will go into polling on 7th May 2011 to elect their representatives in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly. Durgapur has two seats, Durgapur Purba (East) and Durgapur Paschim (West), and polling for both the seats will be held on the same date. Results will be declared on May 13th.
Demand of the people of Durgapur had not been addressed by the Railway Minister in her Railway budget proposal of 2011. Durgapurians had a strong feeling that this year they will get their long standing demand of trains running uninterrupted to Kolkata will be fulfilled. But unfortunately, this demand has not been taken care of.
Mr.Manas Mukhopadhya of Fuljhore, Durgapur is stranded in Libya. Though Mr. Mukhopadhyay managed to send a mail to his wife on 21st February but it seems that he is deeply worried about the situation there. His wife has contacted Ministry Of External Affairs and stated her deep concern about the whereabouts of her husband.