BJP, CPI(M) trying to flare up unrest in Darjeeling: Mamata Banerjee

Midnapore (WB) : The indefinite shutdown in the hills Darjeeling is on for a straight 56 days over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, which is being spearheaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. While, there’s no quick solution in sight, political parties, nevertheless have been mudslinging over the issue. West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has accused opposition BJP and CPI(M) of trying to flare up unrest in the Darjeeling hills and said the state government will never allow the division of Bengal. “The BJP is trying to divide the country and our society. They are also trying to flare up violence and unrest in the hills. “Darjeeling, Terai, Dooars are our pride. They are trying to divide Bengal. We will never allow the division,” Banerjee said. Criticizing the CPI(M) for pursuing “double standards” she said, “There is no difference between the CPI(M) and the BJP on this. When the CPI(M) goes to the hills it says divide Bengal and when it comes down to the plains they stage walkouts (from discussions). This is their duplicity.” Banerjee had told the assembly that Darjeeling has been a part of West Bengal and she would not allow its division.

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