Trinamool member targets Jaswant over Gorkhaland

Tempers ran high over Gorkhaland issue in Lok Sabha Wednesday with a Trinamool Congress member attacking senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh for making a strong plea for a political solution to the issue but later expressed regret.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:August 15, 2013 4:28 am

Tempers ran high over Gorkhaland issue in Lok Sabha Wednesday with a Trinamool Congress member attacking senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh for making a strong plea for a political solution to the issue but later expressed regret.

“Shame,shame,Jaswant Singh” and “we will not allow you to divide Bengal,” Kalyan Banerjee said as he moved menacingly towards the BJP benches but was stopped by TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyaya.

The incident led to adjournment of the House for almost 90 minutes as several BJP members vociferously objected to the targeting of Singh who had called for an amicable settlement of Gorkhaland issue by ensuring talks among all concerned.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour,he wanted the Centre to take the initiative in restarting the talks under the tripartite agreement between the Centre,the state and the GJM.

Singh has been elected to Lok Sabha from Darjeeling.

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