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telegraphindia.com 12 Sep, 2021 00:30 am

BJP faces questions in hills: Rally to demand answers on ‘permanent solution’

BJP faces questions in hills: Rally to demand answers on ‘permanent solution’
ABGL will hold a protest rally in the Hills on Sunday to allegedly expose the 'lies' of BJP MP Raju Bista

Demand for 'permanent political solution' gets louder in Darjeeling ABGL will hold a protest rally in the Hills on Sunday to allegedly expose the 'lies' of BJP MP Raju Bista Raju Bista File picture | Darjeeling | Published 12.Advertisement “What happened to the issue of a permanent political solution, we need answers now,” said Bikramaadi Bangdel Rai, working president of the ABGL (Bharati faction).Bista, also a BJP spokesperson, had on August 6 after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah, claimed a tripartite meeting to discuss the permanent political solution of Darjeeling, Terai and the Dooars, would be held in the first week of September and that invitations to it would be sent around August 12.Although permanent political solution has not been defined by BJP or the Centre, its allies in the hills have maintained that their understanding of it is Gorkhaland.

Many believe recent developments in BJP-ruled Assam have also brought the focus back on permanent political solution in the hills.“But as the BJP-led Centre hasn’t held a single official meeting on permanent political solution here, disenchantment is growing in the hills,” said an observer.

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