The decision, taken at a meeting of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-led GJAC in Darjeeling, follows the Banerjee government's stiff opposition and stern security measures in the hills ever since the GJM renewed the movement for a Gorkhaland state.
However, officially the GJAC did not concede that the virtual shutdown call was linked to Banerjee's trip.
"We are not informed. We are not bothered about who is coming to the hills", said GJM leader and GJAC convenor Raju Pradhan.
--IANS (Posted on 31-08-2013)