Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flayed the Centre for the delay in implementation of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) treaty. The tripartite agreement signed on July 18 2011 was to be implemented as early as possible.

Expressing her anguish over the delay, Mamata said, “The Centre had sought some clarifications from us on the GTA which has been sent. I will surely take up the issue with the PM on February 22.”

"There has been some delay by the Centre and not on our part in formation of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (the new hill council)," the Chief Minister said after a brief meeting with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha General Secretary Roshan Giri and GJM leader Harkabahadur Chhetri.

Referring to the developmental activities in Darjeeling, Mamata said, “Many projects are being initiated for the development of the region. Decisions on many such issues will be taken in a meeting to be held on February 28.”

She informed that Sandakpho would be developed as a major tourist spot to boost the tourism sector.

Without naming CPI (M), the Chief Minister said that there were provocations for sparking trouble in Darjeeling.

"Darjeeling is at peace. A few separatists are trying to foment trouble in Darjeeling. I warn those trying to create trouble and disturb peace. They will not be spared."

In a bid to woo the Bollywood, Mamata said, “Soon a film city would be opened in the district of Darjeeling.”

(JPN/ Bureau)