West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said on Friday that his party wants peace and development in the Darjeeling hills.
He said that in order to restore peace in the Darjeeling hills, the state government should come forward and hold talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)
GJM has been spearheading the agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling hills, Ghosh said
Ghosh alleged that both the West Bengal government and GJM are only engaging in politics and don't want a solution to the problem.
Regarding the resignation of GJM members, including Bima Gurung from the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), Ghosh said, "It has no significance as the board's term is almost over."
Earlier, the West Bengal government had offered talks to defuse the crisis in the restive Darjeeling hills where a case of murder was filed against Bimal Gurung, the underground leader of the agitation spearhead, the GJM, and his wife for the death of a man during Saturday's clashes.
Darjeeling remained tense, but incident-free on day eight of the indefinite shutdown which has crippled normal life.
Internet services remained suspended with the police saying the step has been taken to stop the spread of rumours that may incite violence. Local cable TV channels were also not beamed.
Updated Date: Jun 23, 2017 18:25 PM