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Bengal govt against tripartite talks with GJM

The West Bengal government today said that it was against the July 24 tripartite talks with the GJM as the Centre had not consulted the state for the sixth round of the parleys.



Siliguri: The West Bengal government
today said that it was against the July 24 tripartite talks
with the GJM as the Centre had not consulted the state for the
sixth round of the parleys.

"The Centre did not consult with the state government
while announcing the sixth round of tripartite talks with the
GJM on July 24 though West Bengal government was a party to
the tripartite talks," state Minister for Municipal Affairs
Asoke Bhattacharya said here.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has written to
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to postpone the talks
considering the recent developments in Darjeeling hills, he
said.

"Naturally the state government was yet to select its
representatives to participate in the talks," Bhattacharya
said.

The state government is now sincerely trying to bring
to book the culprits involved in the Madan Tamang killing case
as the probe into the incident was in an advance stage and
democracy is now returning fast in the hills, he added.

-PTI

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