All-round development of Darjeeling, Terai and Duar region is the center’s top priority: Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making constant efforts to solve the problems related to Gorkha people in West Bengal and Darjeeling, Terai and Duar region.

According to a government release, he said this in a tripartite meeting organized to resolve the issues related to the Gorkha people living in these areas.

Shah said that the central government under the leadership of the Prime Minister is making constant efforts to solve the problems related to Gorkhas and these areas.

The Home Minister heard the views of all concerned and decided to hold the second round of talks in November in the presence of senior officials of the West Bengal government, the statement said.

The state government has been specifically asked to send its senior officials for the next round of talks.

According to the statement, Shah said that the all-round development of Darjeeling hills and Terai and Dooar region is the top priority of the Modi government.

The Gorkha delegation led by Darjeeling MP Raju Bisht highlighted various issues related to Gorkhas and the region.

The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Alipurduar MP John Barla, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Secretary Tribal Affairs Anil Kumar Jha, Registrar General of India Vivek Joshi and other officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The delegation from Gorkhas included Darjeeling MLA Neeraj Zimba, Kurseong MLA B. P. Bajgai, Kalchini MLA Vishal Lama, GNLF chief Man Ghising and CPRM chief R. NS. Rai and others.

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