Buddhadeb expresses satisfaction over Gorkha talks

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Siliguri (West Bengal) Mar 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Bhuddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday expressed satisfaction over the progress of talks over the issue of the demand to create a separate Gorkhaland state.

A tripartite talks including Union Government, West Bengal Government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) are underway to solve the long pending Gorkhaland row.

Addressing a press conference here, Bhattacharjee said the row would be solved during the next rounds of talks.

"A discussion on the report of the Darjeeling crisis (Gorkhaland) has been made and hopefully the crisis will be solved in the next tripartite talks. An array of words has been exchanged between the concerned parties but nobody has spoken the last word," Bhattacharjee said.

He added that the recently concluded fifth round of talks were quite satisfactory.

"The fifth round of tripartite talks with the centre in New Delhi was quite satisfactory," Bhattacharjee added.

The GJM is spearheading an agitation to create a separate state had agreed to an interim council, the Gorkha Regional Authority, till December 31, 2011 prior to the creation of a separate state, during fifth round of tripartite talks held in New Delhi recently.(ANI)

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