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May 15, 2013

CM holds meeting with GJM representatives before the GTA meeting

CM holds meeting with GJM representatives before the GTA meeting
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday held a meeting with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung and assured all support of the state government for all-out development of Darjeeling Hills.
“We want development of Darjeeling,“ she told reporters at the end of her meeting with Mr. Gurung.
“I am happy to come to Darjeeling. We have cordial relations with GJM. It is a relation of love and good wishes,“ she said. “We will hold discussions “The people will see it for themselves,“ she added.
The Chief Minister, who arrived here from Siliguri on a three-day visit said, her government was planning a package for tourism development covering Darjeeling, Terai and the Dooars region.
Proposed tourist spots like Jorebungalow, Rohini and Takdah were being identified for development as potential tourism destination.
She said, her government was also mooting an idea to set up a film city at Siliguri, which would open an opportunity for shooting films in Darjeeling.
“Road development is a priority area and some roads are National Highways,“ she said.
Ahead of her meeting with Gorkaland Territorial Administration (GTA) tomorrow, Ms. Banerjee told on reaching Bagdogra airport that her government and GJM will have to maintain friendly ties as it was necessary for the development of Darjeeling Hills.
Incidentally, Chief Minister had visited north Bengal 20 times since assuming chief ministership two years ago, out of which she had visited Darjeeling 13 times, including her current visit.