Left Front constituents stand by Chief Minister on June 17 meet

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Kolkata, Jun 14 (UNI) Throwing their weight behind Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, all the Left Front constituents - CPI, FB and RSP - today reached a consensus that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) could not be invited for June 17 all-party meet.

After an emergent Front meeting, called to assess the Darjeeling situation following the GJM demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose said, '' All the Front constituents have agreed that the GJM cannot be called for the June 17 all-party meet since it is not a recognised party. Only the recognised political parties will take part in the meet. '' '' Even during the Gorkhaland agitation in 1985, when veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu was the Chief Minister, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghisingh was not invited in the meeting, '' Mr Basu asserted.

Regarding the GJM's turning down the invitation for the June 18 meet, the Chief Minister said in the meeting that it was not the end of the road and discussion might take place later on, Mr Basu informed.

The Left Front allies in the meeting strongly criticised what happened in the Hills and the Plains, and said the incidents were truly deplorable, Mr Basu said.

The Front members also advocated for showing patience in finding a solution to Darjeeling impasse and sought people's cooperation in solving the ongoing problem.

The constituents called for maintaining unity, amity and integrity among all the ethnic groups in the Hils and the Plains.


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