The MLAs who skipped the meeting are Ashok Lahiri of Balurghat, Satyen Roy of Gangarampur, Manoj Oraon of Kumargram, Joyel Murmu of Habibpur, and Gopal Saha of Malda.
Party’s state president Dilip Ghosh supported the demand raised by a Union minister for separate state while another MP Locket Chatterjee refused to second it.
Addressing a press conference in Siliguri as part of the BJP's 'Shahid Samman Yatra', Barla said he would discuss the issue at the appropriate level.
The CM also attacked the governor over his north Bengal visit saying that it was part of BJP's game to split the northern part of the state from rest.
John Barla, the saffron party MP from Alipurduar, recently sparked a political debate in the state when he called for bifurcation of Bengal, drawing sharp retort from the TMC and other parties.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will proceed to Darjeeling from Bagdogra airport following a stopover at Kurseong.
Demand for separate North Bengal UT by BJP MP, Mamata Banerjee says 'will not allow Bengal to be divided'
The longest and most violent agitation movement in North Bengal was for a separate territory for Gorkhaland which was resolved by a series of accords that finally saw the setting up of Gorkhaland
The student maintained that she had never seen the accused in the college campus earlier. The local police have filed the FIR.
West Bengal Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee said roads, as well as pipelines supplying drinking water, were badly damaged due to the floods.
The weatherman has, however, predicted isolated heavy rainfall in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri districts till tomorrow morning.
It said the unaffected portion of the train consisting 19 coaches was detached and the train resumed its journey at 5.10 on Wednesday morning.