Siliguri, June 6: The Tamang Youth Association today said the government had asked its members to visit Nabanna this month to discuss the formation of a proposed development board for the community.
This would be the second development board in the hills for a particular section or community — one has been formed for the Lepchas.
“The chief minister had announced the formation of the Tamang Development and Cultural Board on January…. However, after the Lok Sabha elections, no process was started,” Sanjay Tamang, general secretary of the association, said today. The Tamang team went to meet Mamata in Mongpong, where she held a meeting with government officials and police officers of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.
Tamang said the chief minister did not meet them but minister Gautam Deb brought to them her message “to meet the principal secretary of the tribal welfare department on June 8”.