SIKKIM Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Thursday extended his support to GJM’s demand for a separate Gorkhaland, prompting the Trimanool Congress to say that “other states should be a little more responsible while commenting on internal matters like the Darjeeling issue”.
Criticising Chamling for supporting Gorkhaland, Trinamool secretary general and state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said, “I am a member of the state government and would hope that other states would be a little more responsible in commenting on internal matters like the Darjeeling issue. Other states should react responsibly. They should not go beyond their constitutional framework. They should remember that.”
In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chamling said that the “creation of Gorkhaland state will also restore permanent peace and prosperity in the region”. Chamling on Thursday posted a copy of the letter on his Facebook page. He wrote, “Creation of Gorkhaland state will also restore permanent peace and prosperity in the region and Sikkim will be hugely benefitted.”