PRADIP LOHAGUN, GANGTOK, 23 Feb 2014: Noted intellectual and dramatist CK Shrestha has come with a concept of a national organization to find an enduring solution to the identity problem of the Gorkha community. Addressing a function held in Guwahati by Gorkha Bharati Bichar Mancha yesterday, Shrestha shared his vision of forming a National Gorkha Council.
Among other dignitaries present in the occasion were Assam’s Gorkha Development Council president Lekhnath Upadhayay, former minister PB Chauhan, Bharatia Gorkha Parisangh working president CP Giri, national vice president Arun Upadhayay and BB Chettri from Meghalaya.
Shrestha, who is also the founder of Gorkha Bharati Bichar Mancha, said Darjeeling centric Gorkhaland movements and their outcomes have frustrated the statehood aspirants and as such, a national council will be a best option in their general interest. Stating his analysis of Gorkhaland movements till date along with the unstable character of the regional and national parties and the stubborn notion of the state government towards the demand, he concluded it would be impractical to keep on carrying ahead the demand for Gorkhaland.
Shrestha said even though he has no opposition to the pro-Gorkhaland parties and organizations, the initiative of forming National Gorkha Council is to ensure identity protection of Gorkhas all across the country.
Shrestha’s proposal was unanimously welcomed by the people present at the function. Dignitaries who came to represent Gorkha people from the Norrth Eastern states accepted the proposal and suggested to begin the activities soon.
716 total views, 1 views today