Gorkhaland row: GJM to start fresh agitation from today

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 17:47

Zee Media Bureau

Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading an agitation for a separate state here is likely to start a fresh agitation from Sunday.

As per news report, GJM will hold rallies in three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district today as part of its agitation to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland.

As part of its exercise to take forward the demand of Gorkhaland to the Centre, GJM will hold rallies and public meetings at Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong today, official sources said.
A GJM team will also go to New Delhi next week to meet the President, Prime Minister, Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and other important leaders to press for the demand of Gorkhaland, party sources added.

The decision to change the movement’s tenor was taken by GJM president Bimal Gurung, who told reporters at Darjeeling earlier this week that the party would wait for sometime before launching a fresh movement.
While GJM leaders were tight-lipped over the sudden change in strategy, sources said the party was compelled to change track after other Gorkha outfits questioned GJM’s sincerity to the Gorkhaland cause.

Meanwhile, after the formation of Telangana, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee criticized BJP and Congress for "forming an unholy nexus" in getting the T-Bill passed in the Parliament recently.

With PTI inputs

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First Published: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:44

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