Gorkhaland Agitation: Bimal Gurung threatens of launching 'janta curfew'

Shops Open In Darjeeling All Eyes On Tomorrow's All Party Meeting

Shops Open In Darjeeling All Eyes On Tomorrow's All Party Meeting

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday had appealed to the Gorkhaland protesters in Darjeeling to withdraw their strike and restore normalcy in the queen of hills.

The hills is gradually limping back tonormal with two government buses carrying passengers today headingfor uphill Darjeeling town from Siliguri, nearly after three months of suspension of services, a day after yesterday's second round bipartite talk between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the political parties operating in the hills, which stressed on restoration of normalcy. The GJM supporters took out rallies in support of a separate Gorkhaland and the ongoing shutdown in sections of Darjeeling, Sonada and Kalimpong. It has now been more than three months that the people of the hills are suffering the consequences of the shutdown. Tamang, who is chief coordinator of the GJM, had been acknowledged by the state government as the main face of the hill parties. Apart from hospitals and medical outlets all the schools, offices shops are closed in the region from the time the protest for a separate statehood began in Darjeeling. The Chief Minister also promised to pay salaries in advance to government employees who are ready to join work.

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Apart from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Gorkha National Liberation Front, Jan Andolan Party, Akhil Bhartiye Gorkha League and the Hill Trinamool Congress, the meeting at Uttarkanya was attended by the state's Home Secretary, Chief Secretary, the state police's ADG (law and order) as well as the state Ministers Goutam Deb and Aroop Biswas.

After learning that the issue of Gorkhaland wasn't brought up at the meeting, an upset Gurung made a decision to send an audio message to his followers.

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"We need to look into the legal aspects for initiating the tripartite talks which we may discuss in the next meeting on October 16", she said.

Meanwhile, GJMis also dealing with difference amongst the party. Bandh not called by me, it was called by Binay Tamang, he has toclarify regarding this to people.

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Binay Tamang also demanded that the incidents of police opening fire on innocent demonstrators should be investigated by the highest level of officials. I was initially against this... Who is in collusion with the state.is it me or Roshan Giri?

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