Darjeeling, Sep 12 (IANS) Maintaining that the demand for a separate Gorkhaland was not raised during Tuesday’s all-party meeting, Gorkha Janmukhti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung has said he would call off the ongoing shutdown only after a tripartite meeting.Also Read - Gorkhaland Vision Intact: GJM Supremo Bimal Gurung Returns After 3 Years in Hiding
Gurung’s comments came close on the heels of GJM leader Binay Tamang appealing for restoration of normalcy in the hills which have been on the boil for over three months. Also Read - Bimal Gurung Hopes New Modi Government Will Look Into Gorkhaland Demand
“We want tripartite talks at a political level. I am not in favour of withdrawing the bandh until the tripartite meeting on Gorkhaland starts,” he said. Also Read - Bimal Gurung Says BJP Has Promised to Look Into Gorkhaland Demand
Gurung also vowed to start a ‘janta curfew’ programme to protest against alleged police atrocities on pro-Gorkhaland rallies.
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