Kolkata, July 19(ANI): Union Finance Minister and West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday ruled out any possibility of further division of West Bengal.
Mukherjee said this while commenting on the indefinite bandh that has been called by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha(GJM) in the Darjeeling Hills, which has been demanding for creation of a separate state of Gorkhaland.
"There is no question of any further division of Bengal," Pranab Mukherjee said.
Mukherjee further said that no solution could be derived from force and hoped that the GJM would call off its indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling Hills.
"The Centre has called for a tripartite talks with the GJM and the West Bengal government to discuss the demands made by the GJM on August 24," Mukherjee said.
"I hope that the GJM would participate in the talks to sort out the problems," Mukherjee added. (ANI)