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Jaswant’s presence still iffy on 11 Aug

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 31, 2009

SILIGURI, 30 JULY: The member of Parliament from Darjeeling, Mr Jaswant Singh’s presence att the crucial tripartite talks slated for 11 August in New Delhi has not yet been confirmed. “We have not yet contacted him over the matter. Maybe, we would request him to be present during the dialogue in a day or two,” said the GJMM media and publicity secretary, Mr Harka Bahadur Chettri today.
Lauding the BJP’s clear-cut support to the long standing Gorkhaland cause, Mr Chettri said that the Gorkha people would remember the BJP’s role over this matter with grateful remembrance forever.
“We are gratified that the BJP members of the Parliament have raised the statehood issue forcefully many a time in course of the ongoing Budget session of the Parliament.
Unlike other parties which are indulging in mere equivocate posturing, the BJP propounds with cogency why a separate state is a paramount need for the long neglected populace of the Darjeeling Hills,” he said.
Calling Mr Jaswant Singh’s presence during the crucial rounds of dialogue an imperative, Mr Chettri said that his party would contact him at the right time.
“We are looking forward to some kind of a thaw in the icy cold stalemate during the talks,” Mr Chettri said.

Source:The Statesman


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