The regional dialogue titled 'national
dialogue for transition to democracy' was held as part of the government's
talks with local elite and professionals outside Dhaka ahead of the national elections.
persons belonging to different professional bodies and local elite took part in
the discussion when they demanded holding of local government polls including upazila
elections before the national elections.
Bengal government on Friday
said it was not averse to a tripartite meeting and there was no need for
creation of a separate state, as the Gurkha Janamukti Morcha rejected the offer of more powers for the hill
council and stuck to its demand for Gorkhaland.
The chief minister said that he had asked the GJM delegation to return
and discuss that the state government wanted to give more power to the hill
On the other hand, GJM central committee member Amar Lama said the
delegation rejected the chief minister's offer of more administrative and
financial powers to the DGHC as we are only for creation of Gorkhaland.