To Save Portfolio, Gurung Withdraw Strike: Goutam Deb

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Darjeeling: Tourism minister Goutam Deb said after withdraw of 104-Day Strike in Darjeeling that Bimal Gurug did it to save his portfolio in hills. He also told that Bimal’s decision was to see the people. With the efforts of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the hills are now getting normal. Goutam Deb thought that Bimal have no other way to withdraw the strike.

Earlier, the decision was taken after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s appeal to withdraw the strike,” GJM vice-president Kalyan Dewan said.  Rajnath Singh appealed to the GJM to withdraw the ongoing strike in Darjeeling hills for a separate Gorkhaland state and asked the union home secretary to convene an official-level meeting to discuss all related issues.

On September 20, in a major setback to Bimal Gurung, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had formed a new body called Board of Administrators for Darjeeling Hills.