July 31, 2010 2:58:00 am
The All India Gorkha League (AIGL) on Friday said the Central and state governments should not hold tripartite talks only with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM),as it was not the sole outfit that represents the people of Darjeeling.
Pratap Khati,a member of AIGLs central committee,said that apart from his own party there were other outfits as well which should be involved in the talks brokered by the Centre to resolve the statehood issue amicably. Khati,who met Darjeeling district president of Trinamool Congress,said: It is horrible that the Centre and state government were holding talks with those who were named in the FIR for involvement in the AIGL president Madan among murder case.
Khati accused the West Bengal government,in particular,of sailing in two boats by threatening to arrest GJM leaders named in the FIR and holding talks with them at the same time.
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