The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chief Bimal Gurung on Sunday said he would approach Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling to jointly move the Centre for according tribal status to Gorkhas in the country.
“I’ll soon meet Chamling to press the demand jointly for giving tribal status to Gorkhas. The movement for tribal status would be more effective if fought jointly,” Gurung told reporters in Darjeeling.
The tribal status should be for all the Gorkhas residing in the country, he said.
Gurung said he had already approached the Union government on the issue and the voice would be strengthened if Chamling joined the force.