LF not hopeful of Darjeeling agreement

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 14:55

Kolkata: The Left Front on Monday expressed
doubt over the outcome of the tripartite agreement to be signed today in Darjeeling for the Gorkhaland Regional Authority and said it has been kept in the dark about its details.

"We feel that the outcome of the agreement being
signed on such a sensitive issue through unilateral discussion
may not be good," Left Front chairman Biman Bose told
reporters here.

The Left Front was not aware about what was discussed
with the GJM or the contents of the agreement, he said, adding
the people in Dooars and Terai in North Bengal have expressed
anger over with it with a bandh being observed there today.

Bose also feared that the agreement might harm the
amity between adivasi, non-adivasi and the Nepali population
It would not be good if it led to clashes, he said.
Earlier, major LF partner CPI(M) had rejected the
West Bengal government`s invitation to the Leader of the
Opposition Suryakanta Mishra to attend the signing ceremony of
the tripartite agreement that will pave the way for
establishment of a new elected administrative body for
Darjeeling.
Mishra had said that the CPI(M) rejected the
invitation since the contents and the basis for the tripartite
agreement were not known.

He had also said the name of the new hill council,
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, was misleading and
confusing and was bound to create disunity in the Darjeeling
hills.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 14:55
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