GJM wants PM to step in

The GJM on Wednesday sought intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Gorkhaland issue saying it was a political problem

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published:August 15, 2013 4:26 am

Darjeeling: The GJM on Wednesday sought intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Gorkhaland issue saying it was a political problem. “The central government and the Prime Minister should intervene. It is not a law and order problem. It is a political problem. The people in the hills want Gorkhaland. If the people can get Telengana,why don’t we get Gorkhaland?” GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said.

Guv refuses to mediate

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan Wednesday ruled out the possibility of his mediation in the Darjeeling conflict saying,“I hope they (state government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) find a way out of it. I think an earnest effort will be made by both the sides.” He said being the Governor,“I cannot mediate in the Darjeeling matter” and added that “If I go (to the hills),it will add to the confusion.”

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