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Amid Violence In Darjeeling Mamta Leaves For UN Meet In Netherlands

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| } June 19 , 2017 , 13:13 IST

Amid unrest in Darjeeling over the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s demand for a separate Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday arrived at Kolkata airport to leave for the Netherlands where she will be addressing the Public Service Day of United Nations on June 22 at Hague. She will be the first Chief Minister of India ever to address such an occasion.

C.M. Banerjee on Monday appealed to the people in North West Bengal Hills to maintain peace.

She also sent a stern warning to all the protesters that “Violent protest won’t be tolerated. My ministers are monitoring the situation,” ANI quoted her as saying.

Mamta has called an all-party meeting in Siliguri on June 22 to discuss the Darjeeling unrest, which she will skip given her pre-scheduled engagement at the UN. Senior officials and Trinamool Congress leaders will attend the meeting in Siliguri on June 22 to discuss the Darjeeling unrest, which she will skip given her pre-scheduled engagement at the UN. Senior officials and Trinamool Congress leaders will attend the meeting.

Amar Singh Rai MLA of GJM addressed a press conference where he said “We are not ready for talks with Mamata Banerjee. First of all, security forces should immediately be withdrawn and normalcy should return. Then, the Centre should take an initiative for tripartite talks. We are ready for talks on Gorkhaland issue,” Rai added.