Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, and that the situation would return to normalcy from 6 a.m. on Wednesday.Also Read - Very Excited, Will Work For Bengal's Development: Babul Supriyo After Joining TMC
The announcement came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to them to call off the over three month-long strike and invited them for talks to find an amicable solution to the issue. Also Read - RT-PCR Report Not Required For Transit Passengers At Kolkata Airport | Latest Guidelines Here
GJM Assistant General Secretary Jyoti Rai said: “After Rajnath Singh’s appeal, we had a discussion with senior leaders, including GJM chief Bimal Gurung, and decided to withdraw the shutdown from 6 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).” Also Read - BREAKING: Bombs Hurled Again Outside BJP MP Arjun Singh's Home in Bengal
The GJM had called the shutdown demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.