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Bengal Congress chief urges PM to intervene in Darjeeling

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

president Adhir Chowdhury today wrote to Prime Minister Modi requesting him to immediately intervene in order to resolve the unrest in the Darjeeling hills.

"As an elected representative of people from West Bengal, I feel urgency to draw your attention and involvement towards an immediate and peaceful solution in the hill district of Darjeeling," Chowdhury said in the letter to Modi.

An RPF office, a police outpost and a state-run library were set on fire in Darjeeling hills as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 30th day today.

"Given the geo-strategic sensivity of the area, the Union & state governments and local leaders together should explore an amicable solution so as to restore peace and normalcy in the hills," the letter said.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 18:14 IST