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Mamata to meet Chamling on March 16

IANS  |  Darjeeling 

Chief Minister on Wednesday said she would meet her counterpart Chamling on March 16 to discuss developments in Darjeeling so as to ensure peace and prosperity in the region.

The meeting would be held at the northern secretariat Uttarkan ya.

"Day after tomorrow, I will have a one on one meeting with the Chief Minister. We will discuss about Darjeeling's development. We may discuss about peace, prosperity and everything.

"I think we can work together for the interest of Darjeeling, for the interest of the country," said Banerjee on the concluding day of the Hill Business Summit here.

The relations between the governments of the two states have deteriorated over the Gorkhaland agitation.

Banerjee and the have in recent months accused of helping pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung to evade arrest.

Only last month, Banerjee alleged that Sikkim was "fomenting trouble" in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling. However, the mountainous state's ruling party "condemned" Banerjee for levelling such allegation and claimed the agitation in Darjeeling had nothing to do with Sikkim.

"Whenever there is an agitation in Darjeeling then the main life line to Sikkim, 10, is affected. It is closed and many Sikkimese and other tourists suffer because of this.

"Sikkim and Sikkimese want that the issues related to the people of the be sorted out amicably within the Constitution of and in a peaceful manner. This will bring peace in this very strategic region," SDF had said in a statement then.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 21:20 IST