statesman news service
DARJEELING, 12 JUNE: The West Bengal Governor, Mr MK Narayanan, today, held an hour-long meeting with the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha president Mr Bimal Gurung, along with other senior leaders of the party at Governor house, Darjeeling with the issues related to the functioning of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).
Mr Gurung, the chief executive of GTA, speaking after the meeting, told reporters: “The Governor has given a positive response to the issues discussed in the meet. Talks were held on ways to make the GTA function in a full-fledged manner. The Governor said the state and the Centre should properly implement the agreement as per the Act.”
Further, Mr Gurung added that issues regarding the withdrawal of cases registered against the supporters during the party&’s statehood agitation, the transfer of departments to the GTA, sales tax and the waiver of electricity dues and establishing a central university in the Hills were discussed in the meeting with the Governor.