Buddhadeb says no to Gorkhaland

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Siliguri (WB) Feb 20 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Ministertoday firmly told the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that its demandfor a separate state would never be conceded and asked it toinstead concentrate on development of the region.

"Stop your movement for a Gorkhaland. It will never befulfilled. Concentrate on all round development of Darjeelingas it is the only solution to the issue," Bhattacharjee saidwhile inaugurating a biscuit factory at Lichupokhri here.

He also ruled out the GJM''s demand for inclusion ofTerai, Dooars and Siliguri in a proposed interim council, thechief minister said.

He said restoration of peace was essential to bring aboutdevelopment in Darjeeling.

Earlier, Bhattacharjee inaugurated an IT park, third ofits kind in the state after Kolkata and Durgapur, at ParibahanNagar, Matigara, on the outskirts of this commercial hub.

The chief minister also handed over keys to fivecompanies, which had been allotted space in the IT park.PTIUBR MD

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