GJM to attend meeting on Darjeeling stalemate, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

GJM decided to participate in the August 29 meeting called by the West Bengal government to restore peace and normalcy.

Published: 24th August 2017 09:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 09:37 PM   |  A+A-

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File| PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to participate in the August 29 meeting called by the West Bengal government here to restore peace and normalcy in the Darjeeling hills, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced today.

"We have received a letter from GJM leader Binay Tamang in this regard. They will be participating in the August 29 meeting. However, we have not received any letter from Bimal Gurung," she said at the state secretariat.

Two days ago, the state government had invited the GNLF and other major hill parties to the meeting on August 29 in response to GNLF's request for a dialogue to immediately restore peace and normalcy in Darjeeling.

GNLF central committee's Darjeeling president Mann Gisingh had written to the state government requesting it to hold a dialogue to bring back normalcy in the hills.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp