Telangana different from Gorkhaland: Jaswant అక్టోబర్ 13, 2013Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in BJP, Identity, regionalism, Telangana.
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Telangana different from Gorkhaland: Jaswant
Dajeeling Times.com 5 October 2013
Kurseong, 4 October: The Darjeeling MP, Mr Jaswant Singh today said that the Telangana and Darjeeling statehood issues should not be clubbed together.
“Two are different in their respective perspectives. But it does not mean that while Telangana is conceded Gorkhaland would continue to be ignored,” he said in Darjeeling today.
“True, Darjeeling cannot be compared to Telangana. But we should not lose sight of the fact that the demand of statehood for the Hills under Bengal is old, dating back to over a century. I am convinced the emotion behind it would find fruition one day, though the present situation is not conducive,” he said.
He further claimed he had lent support to the demand for Gorkhaland much before he had become the MP from the place.
“My views are unchanged. I believe the demand is justified and I would cling on to it in future too,” the senior BJP leader said.