August 1, 2013
Announcement by Central Govt. of `Telengana` as a state is politically motivated – Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Leader, AITMC Parliamentary Party
Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Leader, AITMC Parliamentary Party, in an all party meeting at New Delhi today said that the announcement by Central Government of `Telengana` as a state is politically motivated which has been done before the parliamentary election which is going to take place soon. For this announcement our Darjeeling district in West Bengal is becoming restless. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Chief has resigned.
The GTA was setup by Mamata Banerjee, it was constitutionally awarded in the presence of the then Home Minister P. Chidambaram along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Darjeeling. Central leaders are calling GTA leaders and creating provocations by asking them to launch movements and then they may go for a union territory.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants that there should be peace in Darjeeling. Govt. of India should also come and support all steps taken by the West Bengal Chief Minister. This is the only way by which Darjeeling can remain in peace.
Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde met Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Leader, AITMC Parliamentary Party, after the all-party meeting and said that he will keep West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee intimated with the developments.