Buddhadeb says no to Gorkhaland

Last Updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 18:28

Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister
on Sunday firmly told the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that its demand
for a separate state would never be conceded and asked it to
instead concentrate on development of the region.

"Stop your movement for a Gorkhaland. It will never be
fulfilled. Concentrate on all round development of Darjeeling
as it is the only solution to the issue", Bhattacharjee said
while inaugurating a biscuit factory at Lichupokhri in Siliguri.

He also ruled out the GJM`s demand for inclusion of
Terai, Dooars and Siliguri in a proposed interim council, the
chief minister said.

He said restoration of peace was essential to bring about
development in Darjeeling.

Earlier, Bhattacharjee inaugurated an IT park, third of
its kind in the state after Kolkata and Durgapur, at Paribahan
Nagar, Matigara, on the outskirts of this commercial hub.

The chief minister also handed over keys to five
companies, which had been allotted space in the IT park.


First Published: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 18:28

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