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Telangana Bill has shown path, will take Gorkhaland stir to Delhi: GJM

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 23:07

Kolkata: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Thursday said it would take the agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling hills to Delhi as the passage of the Telangana bill had set a precedent that the state government`s permission was not required for the creation of a new state.

GJM supremo Bimal Gurung said on Facebook that the state government had no role in the creation of a new state.

"The recent Telangana development has now reversed the precedent of seeking the state government`s nod in rearranging a state`s boundary," Gurung said in his post on the social networking website.

GJM will now send a delegation to Delhi to talk to all national parties on their demand and would also organise a rally in the capital tomorrow, he added.

He exuded confidence that the Centre would respect the sentiments of the people of Darjeeling hills and take a unilateral decision on the creation of Gorkhaland.
Gurung added that GJM would organise a massive rally at Sukna on March 2 to chalk out the strategy for pushing the Gorkhaland demand.
GJM general secretary Roshan Giri, meanwhile, told a press conference in Darjeeling that the party delegation would meet the President, prime minister and prominent oppostion leaders during its stay in Delhi.

First Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 23:07
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