We are waiting for Srikrishna Committee report- Gorkha Janmukti Morcha జనవరి 2, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Congress, CPI-M, heritage, Identity, livelihoods, politics, regionalism, Telangana.
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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) waits for Srikrishna report on Telangana
SHUKNO LANKA-Mithuda Special, Calcutta Tube
Darjeeling, January 1, 2010 (Calbutta tube / IBNS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to chalk out its future course of agitation in the hills once the Srikrishna Committee report on demand of a separate state for Telangana in Andhra Pradesh is out on Dec 31.
GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, who has been insisting for an early interim set up in the Darjeeling Hills, told a gathering at Darjeeling Gymkhana Club on Tuesday that now they would wait for the B N Srikrishna report, which is expected to be out by this month end.
“We would not allow anyone on earth to cheat us. If we find the Srikrishna Committee report is favouring for a new state in Andhra Pradesh, we would also go immediately for separate Gorkhaland state carving out of West Bengal,” Gurung thundered amidst claps from the audience.
“We assume it is a permanent solution. But it is for the Government to think over it and find a solution and it is for the people to accept it,” Justice Srikrishna said.
“We are closely monitoring the developments of the Srikrishna Committee,” Gurung told the gathering.
“If needed we will launch a mass agitation. We are not to sign anything immediately for any interim set up,” Gurung made it clear of the GJM’s intension to his party workers.
In New Delhi on Tuesday former Supreme Court Judge Justice B N Srikrishna said the report on Telangana would be submitted to Home Minister P Chidambaram by Friday (Dec 31).
He said the report would offer a solution to the divisive demands for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
The five-member committee on Telangana statehood issue has said it will give “several options with their pros and cons” in its report that will seek to achieve the “highest satisfaction of the largest number”.