Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today said it would take the agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling hills to Delhi as the passage of the Telangana Bill had set a precedent that the state government’s permission is not required for the creation of a new state.
GJM supremo Bimal Gurung said on Facebook that the state government had no role in the creation of a new state.
“The recent Telangana development has now reversed the precedent of seeking the state government’s nod in rearranging a state’s boundary,” Gurung said in his post on the social networking website.
GJM will now send a delegation to Delhi to talk to all national parties on their demand, and would also organise a rally in the capital tomorrow, he added.
He exuded confidence that the Centre would respect the sentiments of the people of Darjeeling hills, and take a unilateral decision on the creation of Gorkhaland.
Gurung added that GJM would organise a massive rally at Sukna on March 2 to chalk out the strategy for pushing the Gorkhaland demand.
GJM general secretary Roshan Giri, meanwhile, told a press conference in Darjeeling that the party delegation would meet the President, prime minister and prominent oppostion leaders during its stay in Delhi.
He made several people join BJP by dialing membership number and said, "he has rights on their votes".