Watch Video: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee serves panipuri to people at a stall in Darjeeling

Earlier in March when Banerjee had visited the same state, she surprised locals when she took over a momo stall

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 08:47 PM IST
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Tuesday took out some time out to make everyone's favourite street food - 'panipuri'.

During her visit in Darjeeling, Banerjee herself served panipuri to the people at a stall. In the video shared by news agency ANI, the Bengal CM can be seen making the food item while interacting with the locals there.

Earlier in March when Banerjee had visited the same place, she surprised locals when she took over a momo stall. Dressed in a blue and white saree, the Trinamool Congress chief prepared momos as several people clicked photos and videos.

The Bengal Chief Minister first observed the women making the momos before trying her hand at it.

Meanwhile, following the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration elections after a decade, Mamata Banerjee today said that peace and stability would remain in Darjeeling.

Banerjee, who was speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected board of GTA, assured the people of Darjeeling that the state government would extend all possible support for the development of the hills.

The chief minister announced a slew of development projects for the hills, saying she was "not here to capture the hills, but to win the hearts of the people".

Darjeeling, often referred to as the queen of the hills, has witnessed several agitations over the years, with political parties promising the people a separate Gorkhaland state and implementation of the Sixth Schedule, which grants autonomy to a tribal-inhabited region. Polls to the GTA were held in June after a decade, which was marked by a series of changes in the region's political dynamics.

"The elections in the hills have never been so peaceful. GTA polls were held to ensure peace and stability remained in the hills," Banerjee said.

The nine-month-old BGPM emerged as the largest party in the elections to the GTA, winning 27 out of 45 seats.

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