SEARCH

National » Other States

Updated: August 12, 2013 00:13 IST

Governor too rules out division of West Bengal

Staff Reporter
Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T  
M.K. Narayanan
M.K. Narayanan

West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan on Sunday said there could be no division of the State. “Darjeeling is a very important part of Bengal. It is very unfortunate that there is a move to divide it [Bengal],” he told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

The strike called by the GJM) leadership in Darjeeling hills in support of its statehood demand entered its ninth day on Sunday. “From ocean to snow it is Bengal. You cannot cut out portions of it and say it is Bengal,” Mr. Narayanan said. He expressed the hope that the crisis arising from the GJM agitation would be resolved soon.

Elsewhere, Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy said the government had made clear its views on the situation. “We hope good sense will prevail [on the agitators] and the divisive movement in the hills will end,” he said.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

Mumbai

Kolkata


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in Other States

Sharad Pawar

Writ petition against Sharad Pawar for ‘double voting’ remark

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed a petitioner to convert into writ petition his PIL against NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s comment... »