West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had described the August 29 talks, which were held at the state secretariat, as "positive and cordial" and said talks will continue to restore peace and normalcy in the Darjeeling hills.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) took out rallies in various parts of the hills during the day demanding restoration of Internet services, which remain suspended in the hills since June 18 and an immediate withdrawal of police forces from Darjeeling.
Banerjee had taken the initiative to call meeting between government and hill parties after Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) wrote to her requesting for opening dialogue in order to resolve the crisis caused by indefinite shutdown in Gorkhaland.
The blast comes just a day after twin blasts shook Darjeeling hills. In yesterday's blast also, there was no report of any casualty or injury. Today's blast is the third such incident since the indefinite shutdown to press for a separate Gorkhaland state, began over two months ago.
Amidst the Gorkhaland agitation by Gorkha Janmukti Party near Chowkbazaar area at the Darjeeling Hills, the national parties offices are difficult to be located by the natives, especially during times when there is political unrest within the region.