I will sacrifice my life but not allow division of hills"- Mamata

Alleges hill parties for hiring goons from outside
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Prashanta Acharya
1 Aug 2017

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is ready to sacrifice her life but will not allow division of Bengal at any cost.
Addressing an administrative review meeting at Chopra under Uttar Dinajpur district Banerjee said, “Zindagi deneke liye tyaar hain....lekin hills division nahi karne denge” (We will give our life but will not allow division of hills).
She also said, “I am ready to sacrifice my life but I will not let the state be divided into parts. Whatever the results come but Bengal will remain a single state. The entire districts in the state are our assets and people from various castes, religions have rights to stay here.”
Banerjee asked all the political parties in the hills to come out for the negotiations and restore peace in the hills.
She said, “What is the advantage by creating violence in the hills, people are suffering due to shortage of foods, students’ education is being hampered, children are not getting proper food, tourists are not interested to visit hills, schools and colleges are closed. This will definitely harm the people and development of hills.”
Banerjee was seen little soft today while delivering speech and asking hill leaders to stop agitation and help the hills in restoring peace and solve the problems. She requested all not be violent and end the agitation.
She said, “It is our duty to protect India and not divide, Hills is my favourite place and I love it like other districts of Bengal. I am ready to do everything for the development of the hills but not let divide and spread violence and riots where people will have to suffer.”
Slamming Bimal Gurung and his party GJM Banerjee said that the agitation is being carried out just to get political mileage by troubling common people.
She alleged political parties in hills are creating trouble by hiring goons from outside. “It is not the common people who are creating law and order problems in hills but political parties are bringing goons from outside to disturb peace.”
Mamata Banerjee also upped ante against the Modi government’s move to raise the prices of subsidised cooking gas every month to eliminate all subsidies.
Special security arrangements were made in light of the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s two-day tour in North Bengal.
District Superintendent of Police, Shyam Singh, was overseeing the arrangements himself. Policemen are witnessed to be alert at all times and police forces have been deployed in various areas of the city.