West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the state government will hold talks with “all major political parties” on August 29 to restore peace and normalcy in the agitation-hit north West Bengal hills.

Banerjee said the president of the central committee of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has written to the Bengal government, asking for a “high-level intervention to end the present crisis in the Hill areas of Darjeeling” and has acehumbly requested for talks to restore peace and normalcy in the Hills”.

The Trinamool Congress supremo said the state government has “decided to respond positively to the request”.

On August 29 not only GNLF, but “all major political parties will be called”, she said, adding: “Representatives of the development boards will also be called to the meeting.”

First Published | 22 August 2017 7:41 PM
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