Kurseong, 9 March: Gorkha Rastriya Congress (GRC) has started campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections by issuing a leaflet that ends with a quote by Mahatma Gandhi —‘Everyone makes mistakes, but only fools keep repeating them.’
GRC President and its poll candidate Nima Lama said that for the past several decades, the people in the Hills have been demanding and agitating for a separate state of Gorkhaland, but that all the time, the Hills have been given with autonomous bodies.
According to him, people now need to “knock at the right door” and accordingly make up their minds to vote in favour of Sikkim-Darjeeling merger.
The GRC leadership today met media persons in Kurseong, where they issued the leaflet that appeals to people to vote for GRC candidate Mr Lama and for the cause of Sikkim-Darjeeling merger.
Talking to reporters, the GRC president said the party has appealed to all the communities living in the Hills to vote for the party for their upliftment and against the state government’s “divisive policies.”
He said the leaflet carries several information related to their demand, most importantly the one that says that Darjeeling is an integral part of Sikkim and that it was never a part of Bengal.
He further claimed that the central leadership in Delhi does not even want to hear the Gorkhaland. He claimed that the Centre has instead supported the GRC demand and for the merger of Darjeeling with Sikkim and that it has even asked for a public mandate on the matter in the Hills.
He added that their demand has been positively considered by the central leadership as their demand is for unification and it does not have to do with separatism.
Another GRC leader Amar Laksum said his party has lso unveiled a CD that contains three songs related to the Darjeeling-Sikkim merger.
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