Siliguri: After a long time, peace come back to the hills. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asserted that some people do not want peace in Hills. Money is distributed to create turmoil. Mamata came to the hills after eight months and hits out centre for creating turmoil with the help of internet in Darjeeling.
Mamata Banerjee said that Let’s be united together, do not destroy the peace at any situation. She also hits out Sikkim. She asserted that Sikkim feels happy when bandh happened in hills.
Trinamool Supremo also said that Bengal Government does not interfere in the workings of the GTA. We respect people of all castes, creed, communities and religion. GTA was created for the development of the region. Local leaders are running the GTA and Bengal Government is providing all the cooperation.
We have to maintain peace in the region. If tourists do not come to the Hills, how will the economy of the region prosper? Put an end to the politics of Bandh. You can always make your demands.
We all must maintain peace in the region for a better future, for the youth, for students, for everyone. Darjeeling is a popular tourist destination all over the world. Unrest in Darjeeling benefits Sikkim. Sections with vested interests do not want people of Darjeeling to be happy. Whenever we work for the development of the Hills, someone creates violence and the process is pushed back by 10 years. No one can buy-out Darjeeling with money power. You have to win hearts.
Mamata Banerjee believe Darjeeling has a potential to become an industry hub, an IT hub. There is potential in horticulture also. We want development of the Hills. We want welfare of the people. We do not want votes. We want peace. We want jobs for the youth. We will set up a university in the Hills. We have already sanctioned ITI, polytechnic and other drinking water projects for the Hills.