Thursday, Apr 08, 2021 08:15 [IST]
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DARJEELING,: Even as the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) president Mann Ghisingh, in his speech at Kurseong today, categorically stated that the public should hear what the BJP senior leaders have to say on the issue of Permanent Political Solution (PPS), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did not utter a word on it.
Adityanath had come to Kurseong as a star campaigner for BJP and addressed a public meeting.
With GNLF forming an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Bidhan Sabha elections, Ghisingh, addressing the same public meeting, said: "Let us hear what they have to say and has in store for our future. We have spoken a lot and now want Delhi to speak. I had appealed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah for this and they have fulfilled for which I am thankful to them as they are sending senior leaders here. We now have to listen to those who will be fulfilling our demands. We have to see as what their opinion is about the PPS and how it should be."
Even though the UP Chief Minister did not speak on the issue of PPS, he did however maintain that the BJP would solve the problems of the hills.
Moreover, Adityanath is not the only heavyweight BJP leader that is making an appearance in the hills with Amit Shah scheduled to visit Darjeeling and Kurseong on the 12th and 13th of this month. Before Shah, BJP president J.P. Nadda will be making an appearance in Kalimpong on April 11.
"Parties like the Congress, TMC and CPIM have only played with the sentiments of the people. However, after 2014 when the BJP came to power, a lot of solutions were done on issues like Jammu & Kashmir, Bodoland and also Ram Janma Bhumi. The BJP will work for a solution for Bengal and Darjeeling," said Adityanath who added that if the BJP comes in power in Bengal it will work for the benefit of the people here.
The only other time he mentioned the hills in his speech was when he talked about tourism.
"This area has natural beauty and things like health tourism can be promoted here. If BJP was in power here, this area would have beaten major tourist destinations of Europe," Adityanath said.