North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb on Thrusday said the state government and the Trinamool Congress will resist any attempt to divide the state and create Gorkhaland and alleged that BJP was "hatching a conspiracy to foment trouble" across Bengal on the issue.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said the party`s meeting with Union ministers in Delhi were positive and the ministers have promised to ensure the development of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a slew of development projects for the Darjeeling hills at an administrative review meeting attended by top leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.
Three Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists, including central committee member Bimal Dorjee, were arrested from West Bengal`s Darjeeling district in pursuance of pending warrants against them, police said Friday.
Lauding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s handling of Darjeeling crisis, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia, who has been fielded by her Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, promised to work for the development of the hills and serve pople with honesty.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday urged the central government to expedite the process of granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to all Gorkha communities hailing from Darjeeling hills of West Bengal.
With both the Houses of Parliament passing the Telengana bill, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Saturday announced that it will hold rallies in three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district tomorrow as part of its agitation to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday said it would focus on the development agenda and seek amendments to the GTA Act for proper functioning of the autonomous hill body during the talks and that Gorkhaland was not on their agenda "right now".
GJM on Sunday said the demand for separate Gorkhaland would not be dropped though it has been decided to carry forward the movement through dialogue and not bandhs after a truce with West Bengal government.
With peace returning to Darjeeling after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha called off its agitation for Gorkhaland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday turned her attention to a militant organisation in the adjoining plains.
With the Gorkhaland agitation going slow following strong measures taken by the administration, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Friday held out an olive branch to the the West Bengal government, saying it wanted to clear `misunderstandings` with it.