State, GJM has no info on Ra­j­nath meet

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Nation - Su­manta Ray Chaud­huri and Pramod Giri let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

dead­line set by Union home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh for the Union home sec­re­tary to con­vene a meet­ing to dis­cuss “all re­lated is­sues” per­tain­ing to the ag­i­ta­tion in the north Ben­gal hills is over, but nei­ther the West Ben­gal govern­ment nor Gorkha Jan­mukti Mor­cha (GJM) has re­ceived any com­mu­ni­ca­tion from the Cen­tre.

Ben­gal chief sec­re­tary Malay De told HT that the state govern­ment is yet to re­ceive any com­mu­ni­ca­tion from the Cen­tre in this re­gard. Nei­ther of the two fac­tions of the GJM, too, has got any in­vi­ta­tion.

Though Singh’s state­ment did not spec­ify whether the meet­ings will be bi­par­tite (Cen­tre and ag­i­ta­tors) or tri­par­tite, GJM has al­ways in­sisted on a tri­par­tite is­sue. The Cen­tre, too, ear­lier washed off its hand from the con­tentious is­sue of a sep­a­rate state.

KOLKATA/SILIGURI:The

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