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GJM Supporters Hail Darjeeling Accord

Jalpaiguri (WB), June 8: Hundreds of Gorkha Janmukti supporters today greeted party general secretary Roshan Giri and two other leaders when they arrived here from Kolkata, hailing yesterday's agreement ending the 15-year-old Darjeeling problem.Raising slogans

PTI [ Updated: June 08, 2011 19:54 IST ]
gjm supporters hail darjeeling accord
gjm supporters hail darjeeling accord

Jalpaiguri (WB), June 8: Hundreds of Gorkha Janmukti supporters today greeted party general secretary Roshan Giri and two other leaders when they arrived here from Kolkata, hailing yesterday's agreement ending the 15-year-old Darjeeling problem.


Raising slogans in support of the 'positive' agreement, the supporters draped 'khada' (uttariya) around Giri and the two other leaders Harkabahadur Chettri and Sankar Adhikari when they got down from train at the New Jalpaiguri railway station in the morning.

Chettri, the GJM spokesman, expressed satisfaction at the agreement and said the hills would now witness all-round development, particularly in health, education and water supply.

Chettri said the Gorkhaland demand would be discussed in the tripartite meeting to be called soon.

He said the decision to set up two committees - one to look into the territorial composition of the new hill council and the other on tea garden areas - was a welcome development. PTI

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