West Bengal Governor urges GJM activists to call off fasting

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Kolkata, Dec 13 (ANI): Outgoing West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Sunday urged the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists to discontinue their fasting protest.

The GJM activists are undertaking a 96-hour long fasting to press for the creation of Gorkhaland state.

Gandhi on Sunday demitted the office of the West Bengal Governor at the end of his five-year tenure.

His tenure was marked by frequent confrontation with the ruling Left Front on law and order issues, especially during the Nandigram violence.

Gopalkrishna, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, while repeatedly criticizing the Government remained within the constitutional limits of his office.

His tenure was to coincided with one of the most tumultuous phases that the state was to witness in three decades of Left Front rule. (ANI)

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