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Dear Ms. Mamata Banerjee,

How are you? We hope that you are doing well!

Didi, Asansol is the second biggest city of the state with an urban population of over 1,243,008 citizens. It is the 39th most populated Urban Agglomeration in India. The region serves the nation with Coal, Steel, CNG Gas and Railway Locomotives. Asansol is one of the four divisional headquarters under Eastern Railways. We have been fighting for a district status since the 80s. We went through a series of disappointments but we did not break during these years. We are extremely thankful to you that you have decided to make Asansol the district headquarter of the upcoming 23rd district of West Bengal involving the industrial subdivisions of Asansol and Durgapur. A thousand "pranams" to you! We are however extremely upset and in deep pain with the name of the upcoming district to be decided as West Bardhaman / Paschim Bardhaman.

Asansol has a glorious historic past and a promising future. She is a mining and business metropolis. We are one of the biggest tax paying city of the state and the country. We fail to understand why Asansol cannot be the district name. With due respect to Kalimpong and would be district Jhargram, if these names can be selected as the district name, why can't Asansol's name be selected. It is extremely painful that the second biggest city of the state of West Bengal is deprived of the district name "Asansol"  and instead the name Paschim Burdwan will be used (as per media), where no parts of Burdwan will fall under the new district area! The entire mega city is in extreme pain. It is our kind request that our mental condition is understood Didi and you declare the district as Asansol when you will come "home" on the 7th of April...! We love you Didi. God bless you! "Bhalo Thakben Didi Bhai..... :'("

Your sincerely,


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