Darjeeling unrest: Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling lends support for Gorkhaland

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.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:June 23, 2017 3:47 am
Pawan Kumar Chamling, Gorkhaland, Darjeeling unrest, Trinamool Congress Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. (Source: File)

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.”

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    Niladrinath Mohanty
    Jun 23, 2017 at 7:58 am
    Supporting farmers agitation in other states will fall in which category?
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