A Gorkha weblog which intends to keeps you updated about everything and bring together all Gorkhali community

No note yet on DGHC, says Gurung

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 8, 2009

SILIGURI/KURSEONG, 7 SEPT(The Statesman): The GJMM leadership flayed the Centre and the state government for backing out of the commitment made by them over the alternative administrative setup to replace the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. “It was agreed in the tripartite dialogue in New Delhi on 11 August that an interlocutor would be appointed and proposals regarding alternative setup would come from the state government by the end of August. Yet, we have not received any communication from the Centre and the state government on the matter till date,” complained the GJMM leaders.
The GJMM president, Mr Bimal Gurung said in Darjeeling yesterday: “We have not received any confirmation on the scrapping of the discredited institution from the Centre in black and white till now. But it must go, or else, we might step up agitation before the next round of tripartite negotiations slated in Darjeeling on 21 December.”
Expressing disappointment over the apathy of the Centre, the GJMM general secretary, Mr Roshan Giri today said that they were in the dark when the interlocutor as proposed by the Centre, would be appointed. Neither do we have any idea when the state government would send an alternative administrative setup proposal for our consideration. “We would, however, like to clarify that we would not get stuck this time in any mid- way arrangement, however attractively it is couched. We would under no circumstances deviate from the statehood demand,” Mr Giri averred.
In line with the GJMM chief, Mr Bimal Gurung’s directive yesterday, the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the Darjeeling hills municipalities resigned from their respective posts today. Mr Gurung had announced yesterday that the chairmen and the vice-chairmen of the hill municipalities should resign from their respective posts to press the state government and the Centre on the Gorkhaland issue


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: