The all party meeting is being held to determine the future of the movement to demand Gorkhaland on the lines of Telangana and in view of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on
Saturday declaring it illegal and asking to call it off within 72-hours.
    
The Chief Minister had also mentioned the Calcutta High  Court order to the state government to maintain normalcy in the hills.
    
GJM President Bimal Gurung, General Secretary Roshan Giri and other top leaders were present at the meeting. The all party meeting is being attended by the BJP, All India Gorkha League, and small parties Hill Congress, Gorkha Nirman Parishad and CPRM among others.
    
Altogether 16 GJM supporters, including top ones, were arrested since on Sunday night, police sources said. GTA councillor Kalyan Dewan along with GJM trade union leader Sumir Tirua were amongst the 16 people, who have been arrested, taking the total number of arrests to 184.
    
Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said that another five companies of the CRPF would be arriving in Darjeeling from Assam to bolster the five companies already there.
    
The GJM has ruled out negotiations with the state government and insisted on talks only with the Centre.

(Agencies)

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