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Demand for Separate North Bengal UT by BJP MP, TMC Supremo Says Will Not Allow Bengal to Be Divided

Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

At a closeddoor meeting at the residence of BJP MP for Alipurduar John Barla at Lakhipara Tea Garden, the demand for a separate Union Territory was raised and discussed on Sunday.

A controversial demand for carving out a union territory comprising North Bengal districts out of Bengal, made by two BJP MPs from the region has sparked off a sharp reaction with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stating she would not allow any part of Bengal to “lose its freedom and be dependant on New Delhi."

At a closed-door meeting at the residence of BJP MP for Alipurduar John Barla at Lakhipara Tea Garden, the demand for a separate Union Territory was raised and discussed on Sunday. John Barla said.

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first published:June 15, 2021, 22:20 IST