GJM to press for introducing Gorkhaland Bill in Parliament

A seven-member Gorkha Janmukti Morcha team is lobbying the central government to introduce a ‘Gorkhaland Bill’ in the current session of the Parliament.

Published: 18th July 2017 10:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 07:29 AM   |  A+A-

GMCC members at the fifth all party meeting in Kalimpong on Tuesday. (Photo credit | Express)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: A seven-member Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) team is lobbying the central government to introduce a ‘Gorkhaland Bill’ in the current session of the Parliament.

In a press statement released on Tuesday evening, GJM chief Bimal Gurung said that a GJM delegation led by general secretary Roshan Giri will meet Darjeeling’s BJP MP SS Ahluwalia to press for bringing in a Gorkhaland statehood bill in the current session of the Parliament.

“Nothing apart from Gorkhaland would be discussed with our alliance partner BJP,” Gurung said. He also urged other pro-Gorkhaland parties to meet their respective national alliance party and their MP to put pressure on New Delhi.

The seven-member delegation consists of Study Forum member Swaraj Thapa, GJM central committee members R Moktan and P T Ola, Kurseong subdivision member Kishore Thapa, GJM Siliguri subdivision president Shanker Adhikari and GJM central committee member from Dooars, Jiwan Gurung.

The GJM supremo thanked the people of the Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts for bearing the shortages of essential commodities during the indefinite strike, which he said will continue till Gorkhaland is achieved.

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