Gorkhaland agitation: GJM chief Bimal Gurung withdraws Mamata Banerjee's appeal to withdraw shutdown

Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung was on Tuesday rejected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeal to withdraw the indefinite shutdown in the hills, saying it would continue till the Centre holds a tripartite meeting on the Gorkhaland issue.

File image of Bimal Gurung. Getty Images

File image of Bimal Gurung. Getty Images

"The indefinite shutdown in the hills will continue and there is no question of calling it off, until and unless tripartite talks are organised by the central government," Gurung said in an audio message.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha had initially said the party would discuss the issue only with the Centre but had agreed to a tripartite meeting later.

Gurung's comment comes against the backdrop of Banerjee's appeal to the agitators to withdraw the indefinite shutdown which entered its 90th day on Tuesday.


Published Date: Sep 13, 2017 09:03 am | Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 09:03 am