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GJM meeting with Chidambaram today

Posted by Ramesh Khati on June 15, 2009

DARJEELING, June 14: An important meeting between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and Union home minister P Chidambaram is scheduled tomorrow at New Delhi on a host of issues including the recent Aila tragedy.
According to GJM general secretary Roshan Giri, the BJP MP from Darjeeling Jaswant Singh will also attend the meeting.
A six member GJM delegation led by Mr. Giri will be participating in the meeting. The other members are Pradeep Pradhan, Amar Lama, Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri, Trilok Dewan and Dr. Rohit Sharma. The main focus of the meeting is said to be on the compensation and restoration works in the landslide hit Darjeeling area which had killed around 27 people and damaged thousands of houses in the hills.
The GJM has demanded Rs. 1000 crore for relief, rehabilitation and restoration works in Darjeeling and the demand is expected to be reiterated tomorrow.
Deliberations to have a three tier Panchayati institution in the hills are also likely to figure in the talks with the Union home minister.

Source: Sikkim Express

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