“There will be no more political disturbance in the Hills. I have suggested that they should bring in the revolution of development, instead of resorting to violence and bandhs, which will only result in destruction,"Pawan Chamling said,
The government said it has received a recommendation from Election Commission of India (ECI) for deployment of central paramilitary forces (CPMF) in three Northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, in which assembly elections will be held in February.
A statement issued by the GJM after the meeting said that as CM Mamata Banerjee had said that the Gorkhaland issue was beyond state government’s purview, the leaders urged Singh to begin the process of tripartite talks.
This comes 80 days after the GJM called an indefinite strike in the Hills over its demand of Gorkhaland and two days after the Hill parties, including a GJM delegation led by Tamang, met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
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.