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Gorkhaland agitation: CPM's Sitaram Yechury calls for meeting between Centre, state and GTA

New Delhi: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday urged Union home minister Rajnath Singh to urgently convene a tripartite meeting of the central and Bengal governments and the leaders of the Gorkha Territorial Administration, who have been protesting for a separate Gorkhaland.

File image of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. PTI

File image of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. PTI

Calling the situation in West Bengal's Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts "grave" as eight people have died in the ongoing protest, the CPM chief said that urgent intervention is required.

"It is clear that the restoration of peace and normalcy in the area can happen only through a dialogue for which the process of talks between the three parties that created the GTA must immediately begin," said Yechury in the letter to Singh.

He said, "Under these circumstances I am urging you to urgently convene a tripartite meeting of representatives of the Central government, the state government and the leaders of the movement to restore peace and normalcy in the region."


Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 21:24 PM

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