GJM leaders meet Rajnath Singh, demand tripartite talks

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2017 23:36 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 19 (ANI): A five-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday for tripartite talks to resolve the ongoing Gorkhaland issue.

Speaking to reporters, GJM Principal Advisor said, "It was a very fruitful meeting with the Home minister. We have demanded tripartite talks and are expecting a positive development within a few days. The tripartite meet should involve the Centre, West Bengal government and the GJM".

The five-member delegation also expressed concern over the stalemate in Darjeeling and sought central government's intervention in ending the crisis.

The GJM delegation also expressed concern over the conditions in the hill region of West Bengal and asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government to find solutions in the ongoing crisis.

GJM has alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is using police to suppress the democratic agitation.

Darjeeling and surrounding hills are in the state of turmoil for the last 90 days.

The GJM is leading the movement and has called for an indefinite strike to press in their demands for a separate Gorkhaland. (ANI)