CV Ananda Bose keen to fix BSF problems
Governor C.V. Ananda Bose on Thursday said he would take initiatives to resolve problems faced by the BSF on the India-Bangladesh border in Bengal.
In his first visit to north Bengal after assuming the governor’s office, Bose met senior BSF officers in Fulbari, an immigration check post at the India-Bangladesh border on the southern outskirts of Siliguri.
Accorded a guard of honour by the BSF, Bose visited the check post and a border outpost. He also spoke with Ajai Singh, the inspector-general of NB frontier of the BSF, and other officers.
Bose told the media his visit was a “learning exercise”. “I wanted to know the situation... and the problems. We will try to solve problems in consultation with stakeholders.”
On the BSF, the governor said: “They are doing the nation proud.”
The governor’s take on problem-solving comes in the backdrop of the Mamata Banerjee government’s criticism of BSF “highhandedness”.
In Bengal, BSF guards around 2,216km of the India-Bangladesh border spread across 10 districts.
Bose also reached Jalpaiguri, where he was a probationary officer at the SBI in 1977, and met former colleague Ashok Kumar Roy Choudhury.