Kanu Sanyal stresses tripartite dialogue

Statesman News Service SILIGURI, June 9: The veteran Naxalite leader and the CPI-ML general secretary, Mr Kanu Sanyal has stressed on initiating a tripartite dialogue between the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha, the state and the Union government towards resolving the continuing impasse over the separate Gorkhaland demand. Condemning the clash between the GJMM supporters and the local residents at Bagdogra and Naxalbari in Siliguri sub-division yesterday, Mr Sanyal said that the immediate initiation of a tripartite dialogue could only contend the situation that was escalating by the day.“Without any further delay, the state government should discuss the issue with the Union government and arrange for a dialogue with the agitating Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha,” he said.Talking a dig at the district administration’s handling of the statehood agitation, Mr Sanyal alleged that the administration was committing one mistake after another at the behest of the ruling CPI-M. “There can be no disasters if the GJMM holds a public meeting at Naxalbari, especially considering that the hill party has already held a peaceful gathering in Siliguri. But by denying the fundamental right of a peaceful gathering, the administration is creating a rift between the people on the ethnic line,” the Naxal veteran said. Mr Sanyal who has publicly supported the Gorkhaland demand on several occasions, however, criticised the GJMM claim for inclusion of Siliguri and Dooars in the demanded Gorkhaland territory. “Neither Mr Bimal Gurung (GJMM) nor any other individual can decide the demanded state territory out of his/her whims and fancy.The centre and the state government would have to work out the territory keeping in mind the demographic details of the areas,” the CPI-ML general secretary said.

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