Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee meets Chidambaram in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here today to discuss issues concerning security in the State.

It has been reported that the duo discussed the renewed demands by the Trinamool Congress for withdrawal of joint forces from the Maoist-hit Jungalmahal area in West Bengal's West Midnapore District.

During the 30-minutes meeting, the two leaders discussed the ongoing operation against the Maoists.

The ongoing talks with Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha, which has been demanding a separate Gorkhaland State comprising Darjeeling and some adjoining areas also figured in the meeting.

The Gorkhaland Movement that began in the 1980s had ended with a truce between the then-leader Subhash Ghising and New Delhi after he accepted limited autonomy in 1988 with a new Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC).

A renewed demand for Gorkhaland, which would include Darjeeling and some contiguous areas of Jalpaiguri district, was again raised by a set of new leaders like Bimal Gurung, plunging the hill areas into fresh turmoil. (ANI)

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