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Gorkhaland: GJM seeks Centre's intervention
June 16, 2008 15:56 IST
Hours ahead of the second-phase strike, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung on Monday sought intervention of the Centre for resolving the crisis in the Darjeeling Hills of
The GJM has called an indefinite bandh in
"'We Gorkhas in
"How can we rely on a government that keeps its ears closed to every democratic demand and uses police and cadres to curb fundamental rights," the GJM president said, adding that they had lost confidence in the state government and demanded the Centre's direct intervention.
The latest offer from Gurung came at a time when the state government called an all-party meeting in Kolkata on Monday to discuss the
The government has not invited the GJM in the meeting.
The Congress and all four Left Front partners would participate in the meeting whereas the Trinamool Congress is boycotting it to protest the government's decision not to call the GJM.