CM Mamata Banerjee had included Nepali as one of the six "second official" languages of the state. However, till date Nepali is not offered as an optional subject in the West Bengal Civil Services Examination.
In her letter to the prime minister, Sabita had called for an evaluation of the postmortem report by an independent team. She had further appealed for a special investigation into Bhujel’s arrest, detention and death in custody.
The GMCC leaders will sit on a one-day hunger strike on August 4 at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. "After August 15, the GMCC will shift the andalon (movement) to Delhi and hold different programmes here," said GMCC chairman Kalyan Dewan.
CM Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of “non-cooperation” in dealing with the situation in the Hills, and alleged that the Central government and BJP were trying to “disturb peace” in North 24-Parganas district, where communal violence has broken out.
Trinamool Congress hills president Rajen Mukhia, however, told that Khawas had resigned under pressure. "Yesterday Khawas's home in Darjeeling was attacked. A petrol bomb was thrown by some unidentified people. He is leaving the TMC in fear," said Rajen Mukhia