GJM hopeful about accord on interim set-up at Sept talks

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.

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2010, 19:42 PM IST

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.

PTI