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“We don’t support any Shutdown calls in the state…” warns West Bengal CM over Darjeeling shutdown call

West Bengal Politics: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Thursday stated that “bandh Politics’ always came into the way of states development that is why she has long put an end to it.  The Chief Minister’s statement came a day after two pro-Gorkha land parties withdrew their shutdown call in Darjeeling, following the class […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: Feb 24, 2023 11:09 IST
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West Bengal Politics: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Thursday stated that “bandh Politics’ always came into the way of states development that is why she has long put an end to it. 

The Chief Minister’s statement came a day after two pro-Gorkha land parties withdrew their shutdown call in Darjeeling, following the class 10th board exam.

Talking to the media in Bagdogra she said, “I have helped Bengal to get away from the “Bandh Politics” 11 years ago. We don’t support any Shutdown call in the state,..it is not our policy.”

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“Band and development can not go together. The pace of growth of Bengal will be beneficial to all people of the state,” she said.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and Hamaro party announced a 12 hour shutdown in the Darjeeling hills area on February 23. Both outfits are opposing the motion passed in the state assembly opposing the “attempt to divide the state”.

Both political parties later withdrew the ‘bandh protest’, in wake of the class 10 board exam.  

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First published on: Feb 23, 2023 09:09 PM IST

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