The demand for a separate Gorkhaland has once again gained momentum in West Bengal. Many including Vinay Tamang have called a rally in Darjeeling area on February 23 and 24 to demand a separate Gorkhaland. But Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opposed this gathering. Mamata Banerjee said that the state government does not allow any strike or gathering. She was addressing a public meeting in Siliguri.
There will be no strike in the state and there will be no partition of West Bengal. The state government will do its best to restore peace in the state. In fact, Vinay Tamang has called for a 24-hour bandh in Darjeeling on February 23 to demand Gorkhaland. He demanded that we want to separate from West Bengal. Interestingly, a resolution against the partition of Bengal has been passed in the Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that there will be no strike in the state. The state government does not support any such strike. In Darjeeling, there will be no immunity for those who create disturbances in the name of Bandh. Mamata Banerjee claimed that they are trying to create unrest in Darjeeling area in the name of bandh and not for development. GTA opponents Vinay Tamang, Ajay Edwards called a bandh on Thursday to demand Gorkhaland.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee further said that West Bengal will remain one, the state will not be divided. I will not allow unrest to spread, there is no difference between North Bengal and South Bengal. Efforts are underway to revive the culture of bandh in Bengal. The administration will not exempt anyone if the law is broken. Everyone has the right to protest, but a strike will not be allowed. Because the 10th exam is starting from 23rd February. In such a situation, if the students cannot take the exam due to the strike, who will take responsibility for it? In such words, Mamata Banerjee has given a direct warning to those demanding Gorkhaland.