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The Union Home Ministry took this decision after Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders such as Kalmpong MLA Sarita Rai met Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
A six-member delegation of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Gurung faction) led by Darjeeling's BJP MP SS Ahluwalia met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.
Hold talks with Centre or Bodoland will be formed and Gorkhas will 'scratch heads': GJM chief Bimal Gurung
Speaking about his absence from the hills, the GJM leader said that he is underground to save the cause of statehood.
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration election: Bimal Gurung, Roshan Giri's names struck off voters' list
The names of Bimal Gurung, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri and their families were on Wednesday struck off from the voter's list due to their prolonged absence from Darjeeling constituency.
The West Bengal Chief Minister had alleged massive corruption by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung during his tenure as chairman of the semi-autonomous council.
The West Bengal Chief Minister will hold meetings with 15 ethnic development boards on May 29 and conduct Darjeeling and Kalimpong district review meetings in Kalimpong on May 30.
Hill parties to discuss Gorkhaland Territorial Administration election with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
The tenure of the GTA had expired in July last year and even the six-month tenure of the GTA Board of Administrators established by the West Bengal Chief Minister had come to an end.
While around 2.5 lakh tourists had visited the two districts last year before the onset of the agitation in June, some 1.2 lakh tourists have visited the hill towns this April to June season.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s rebel leader Binay Tamang was made the chairman of the Board of Administrators to run the GTA after the 104-day-long strike for Gorkhaland statehood last year.
The GJM leader had claimed in the top court that he was being politically persecuted by the West Bengal government.
Months after violence and tension erupted in the north West Bengal hills centering the Gorkhaland movement, Mamata asked the political outfits in Darjeeling to maintain peace.
The apex court also set aside the Calcutta High Court order that had restrained the Centre from withdrawing CAPF from the state's hill regions.
He was arrested today for his alleged involvement in destroying public property in the Darjeeling hills during the Gorkhaland statehood agitation last year.
Former Gorkha Territorial Administration vice-chairman Lobsang Lama was arrested by Kalimpong district police from Indo-Nepal international border at Khoribari
Earlier in December, Gurung claimed before apex court that the Mamata Banjerjee-led government was trying to break his party to finish the movement for separate statehood.