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Gorkhaland issue: Tripartite meeting on Dec 21

Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 19:09

Kolkata: The Centre on Monday said a tripartite
meeting to resolve the vexed Gorkhaland issue would be held in
New Delhi on December 21.

"Representatives of Centre, state government and GJM
would attend the meeting," the Centre`s interlocutor on the
matter Vijay Madan told newsmen here.

Earlier in the day, Madan had a meeting with Chief
Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Chief Secretary Asok Mohan
Chakraborty and Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen.

Madan, a retired Lieutenant General of Army, said the
Gorkhaland issue needed a political solution. "There is no
problem in the world that could not be solved through
dialogue," he said.

Madan is scheduled to meet Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi,
Municipal Affairs Minister Asok Bhattacharya and several state
government officials tomorrow before returning to Darjeeling
on Wednesday.


First Published: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 19:09

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