The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on 23 September threatened to call for a bandh on 28 September if Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fails to give the details of the amount she spent for the development of the Darjeeling Hills.
According to a PTI report, GJM chief Bimal Gurung said that CM stated that Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was given Rs 400 crore by the state government and that the CM should give details of the money spent.
"Let her give the details of the amount by 27 September. Failing which we will call a bandh on 28 September," he said.
Following the call for bandh, Mamata threatened that her government will not allow any bandh in the Darjeeling Hills and will resist any attempts to disrupt the development activities in the region.
Banerjee said that instead of working for development, they are indulging in politics.
"We want peace in hills. We will not allow violence. Enough is enough. We must work for development. We have developed Lamahatta, Mirik, Tiger Hill, Lava Lolegaon. But they want to destroy it all by violence," she said.
"We will not stop the process of development in the hills. We want people to get employment. We are here to address the issues of the hills. If the hills smile, we will smile," she said.
-With PTI inputs