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Mamata calls for peace in Darjeeling

‘I want the people of Darjeeling, Dooars and Terai to live together. I want people in the hills to be happy and smile,’ Banerjee said in a reiteration of her government’s stand that Darjeeling was part of the state and that there was no question of its division. ‘I love the hills and its people just as I love the plains and its people,’ she said, referring to development projects being implemented in
Darjeeling and adjoining Dooars and Terai.

With relations between Banerjee and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha(GJM) president Bimal Gurung reaching a new high, Gurung shared the dais with her. Banerjee also visited the Ramakrishna Mission Nivedita Educational and Cultural Centre at Roy Villa where Sister Nivedita had breathed her last.

The chief minister inaugurated a school of languages and a computer centre at Roy Villa in the presence of Gurung, now the chief executive of the Gorkha Territorial Administration(GTA), the council which runs the administration in the hills. A cheque of Rs one crore to the Ramakrishna Mission was given on behalf of the North Bengal Development Council. ‘We are developing an international tourist centre around ‘Roy Villa’ so that tourists from all parts of the world can come here and enjoy its pristine serenity’, she announced on her Facebook page.
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