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Gorkhaland impossible, says Dasmunshi

June 26, 2008 02:15 IST

Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi on Wednesday  welcomed the bandh relaxation in the Darjeeling Hills by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, but said that Gorkhaland was an impossibility.

Blaming the state government for neglecting the Darjeeling Hills which had led to the growth of divisive forces in the region, the minister and also PCC chief told

reporters that all problems would be settled through dialogue.

But under no circumstances, West Bengal would be divided, he said, adding that the demand for Gorkhaland would not be possible to meet.

Dasmunshi also said there was no question of tripartite discussion on the Darjeeling issue. The GJM should sit with the state government and resolve problems through dialogue.

The Congress, he said, would extend all help and cooperation.

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