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No compromise with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, says Mamta Banerjee

Reacting strongly to the recent violence perpetrated by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee today said that the state government will not enter into any compromises with people who violate law and order. Banerjee said that the GJM has become politically bankrupt and as a last resort, they are trying to create violence in the state. Banerjee hopes that good sense will prevail among GJM supporters and they would agree to hold meaningful discussions regarding any issues that they may have. However, Banerjee clarified that the state government will not budge to any strong arm tactics by GJM supporters.

“We have compromised a lot and it seems that now we have our back against the wall. You can compromise for the good and for peace but it cannot be done for bombs and arms,” Banerjee said. The West Bengal state government has already transferred the superintendent of police in Darjeeling and three senior IPS officers have been tasked with the responsibility to normalize the situation in Darjeeling. Reacting to the question whether action would be taken against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, Banerjee said that anyone who has violated law will have to face trial.

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