WB Governor misreads Gorkhaland Demand

Calcutta: The people of Gorkhaland obviously have no friend in the Governor of West Bengal.

West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Thursday said that if the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha wants his intervention in Darjeeling, they would have to “come around”.

The man’s obviously misreading the whole Gorkhaland issue. “If they want my intervention, then they should come around. But I have made it very clear that the state of West Bengal extends from the oceans to the mountains,” he told the media.

Asked whether the state government has sent him any proposal to mediate, Narayanan said, “I don’t know. You ask the government.”

Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Surjya Kanta Mishra wrote to governor, accusing the state of “sowing seeds of discord”. “The government, without working to open a dialogue for peace, is in a combative mood and seems to have declared a virtual war by arresting hundreds of people, including GTA members, at times on flimsy grounds,” he said.

Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy accused the GJM of “double standards”. “On one hand they are sponsoring a hartal, and on the other, they want to talk to the state government through the governor. The people in Darjeeling are moving away from the politics of bandh and want a normal life,” he told the press.

Of course, he’s mistaken, the people of Darjeeling obviously want Gorkhaland to be formally constituted. They will resort to any measure to have that state declared.

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