Kolkata: After facing wrath from various quarters over the toongate row, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee comes to the rescue of the backward minority classes assuring a 17 percent reservation on agricultural land.

While inaugurating the administration house in Salt Lake, she said that the government has never done anything to hurt the sentiments of the poor farmer and instead safeguard their rights. Attending the programmes at Basirhaat and Salt Lake, she announced few social welfare schemes. She also assured that she would stick to her words and fulfill all her promises.

Addressing public at Salt Lake, she said, “Government’s job is to deliver good-governance for which it is necessary to have better structural services. Basing an administration house is a part of the same. Salt Lake is an important area. This will soon be turned into a corporation.”

Whatever CPI (M) did in its tenure was only a burden on the masses. The previous government misplaced the important files. She expressed the need to turn Asansole and Durgapur into separate districts. She informed people of her plans to divide districts so that more funds could be procured from the centre for different projects.

Didi also urged the Bengal police to keep a tab on the paying guests and tourists who visit and stay at the Salt Lake and nearby areas. She mentioned that there are speculations of contract killers visiting the state.