JD(U) opposes Darjeeling agreement
Howrah (WB): The Janata Dal (United), a
one-time ally of the Trinamool Congress, on Monday opposed signing
of the tripartite agreement for the Gorkhaland Territorial
Administration to solve the Darjeeling issue.
"The Darjeeling pact will bring further
socio-political turmoil in the state," JD(U) state president
Amitava Datta said here.
The agreement would not solve the problem as the
Mamata Banerjee led government acted in haste and
irresponsibly, Datta said.
JD(U) was a constituent of the 12-party Paschim
Bangla Ganatantrik Front led by Trinamool Congress formed in
October 2005, a year before the assembly election in West
The JD(U), which does not have much influence in the
state, however, had no truck with Trinamool after the 2006
election which the Left Front won with a thumping majority.