GJM hopeful about accord on interim set-up at Sept talks
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 19:42
Siliguri: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today said it is expecting agreement on an interim Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council at the next round of tripartite talks slated for September 30, but the movement for its territorial jurisdiction would continue.

The proposed interim set-up with more autonomy and power is an alternative to the existing DGHC, but not a solution to the GJM's demand for a separate state, GJM press and publicity chief Harka Bahadur Chhetri told reporters here.

The movement for territorial jurisdiction of the interim set-up would continue simultaneously, he said.

The DGHC runs the administration in the three hill subdivisions of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong. The GJM has demanded the inclusion of the Siliguri subdivision on the plains and adjacent areas in neighbouring Jalpaiguri district.


First Published: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 19:42

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