Bolpur: The Birbhum district unit of the Trinamool today got a palatial office built with contributions from the party leaders and some contractors.
The three-storied office building has come up at Chowrasta in the heart of Bolpur town. District president Anubrata Mondal inaugurated the office building on the occasion of Ratha Yatra, which the Hindus consider an auspicious day.
The office is fully air-conditioned, floors are marbled, and the building is equipped with lifts and CCTV cameras. Other than a large conference hall, separate rooms for Trinamool youth and minority wings, the office also has dedicated chambers for Mondal and the two ministers from the district ~ Chandranath Sinha and Asish Ghosh.
All the rooms and chambers have computers with Internet connection and television sets. In short, it is akin to the office of any corporate entity and Trinamool insiders say that other than the party headquarters in Kolkata, there is no other Trinamool office across Bengal that can come any closer to the newly inaugurated Birbhum district unit office.
Asked about the funding, district president Mondal said that he and some other leaders pulled in money along with contributions from some local contractors for the construction of this palatial office.
“I assigned the construction work to a contractor last year and gave him a one-year deadline. He has met my expectations,” Mondal said, declining to disclose as to how much money has been spent in building this new office.
At the fag end of the 33-year Left rule in Bengal, CPI-M built several palatial party offices in the state, including the one for the Darjeeling district unit in Siliguri. Of late, the party is not able to manage the cost of electricity in several such offices in the districts.