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All parties against Gorkhaland demand

The entire opposition in the state today stood by the side of the Trinamool Congress government to protest the creation of Gorkhaland.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 31, 2013 2:46 am

The entire opposition in the state today stood by the side of the Trinamool Congress government to protest the creation of Gorkhaland.

The state unit of BJP,whose MP from Darjeeling — Jaswant Singh — supported the cause of the separate state in the hills,disassociated itself from the MP and said that it was totally opposed to the creation of Gorkhaland. “We will fight tooth and nail against any further division of Bengal. That will be done on our dead bodies. Economically,politically and geographically Gorkhaland is not possible. The issues of Telangana and Gorkhaland are totally separate,” said Rahul Sinha,BJP state unit president.

The Congress,too,vehemently opposed the creation of Gorkhaland. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has blamed the Centre for igniting the fires in the hills but she is absolutely wrong. Telangana has been given statehood keeping in mind the aspirations of the people there,” senior Congress leader Manas Bhunia said.

The CPM,however,blamed the Congress,BJP and Trinamool for the situation in the hills. “Mamata said the hills were smiling. Now they are groaning in pain,” said CPM’s Ashok Bhattacharya.

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