CM Mamata Conducts High Level Meet


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee On Saturday held high level meeting with members of Darjeeling dev boards, ADG Law and Order, DG Bengal Police, Chief Secy and Home Secy at the state secretariat, Nabanna.

The Chief Minister at the conference has confirmed that Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) minister Kiran Tamang’s condition is very serious. CM Banerjee also said that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters aren’t listening to the court, even after it had passed an order citing the bandh was “illegal.”

“The board members of the State have formed a committee assuring that peace will prevail in the hills as it will be their first priority to work on. Looking at the angry GJM supporters who went on rampage torching a railway station, a police outpost and vehicles after a police raid on party chief Bimal Gurung’s house in Darjeeling shows that they aren’t listening to the court, even after it had passed an order citing the bandh was illegal. I don’t know where they are getting the support from,” Mamata said at the press conference.

“What is happening is a deep rooted conspiracy. These arms were not collected in a day, they were collected over time,” she added.

“You (GJM) enjoyed for five years. Now when the elections are nearing, why are you starting the violence again? Is it because you have lost all your credentials? I am ready to talk to them on this matter as we cannot support violation of the Constitution,” Mamata added.

Earlier in the day, Morcha protestors resorted to fresh violence after the police raided and allegedly vandalised the residence of Assistant Gen Secretary of Morcha Binay Tamang on Friday night.

The angry protestor’s left one policeman injured and torched a police vehicle as Darjeeling continued to boil under indefinite strike for the sixth day in a row now.