Chants of Gorkhaland interrupt Mamata speech in Darjeeling


"Peace is still prevailing in the hills. But some vested circles are trying to disrupt it," Gurung said and added that he want the talks to continue, "but no one should undermine us."

Gautam Deb, North Bengal Development Minister who holds charge for Darjeeling affairs, admitted that land pattas were given to over 480 people by the Chief Minister in three sub-divisions of the hills.

Ramesh Alley, the deputy Chief Executive of the GTA, said: "Land department has been handed over to the GTA but how come the CM was distributing land pattas without the knowledge of the GTA." Asked if the GJM activists had come prepared to flash the Gorkhaland posters before the CM, Alley said: "The GJM supporters always carry the posters and placards with them. The demand is close to their hearts.

Meanwhile, a team of GJM supporters is in Delhi participating in a dharna at Jantar Mantar. They met senior BJP leader L K Advani to discuss the creation of a separate state of Gorkhaland.

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