We don’t support Gorkhaland… but CM Mamata Banerjee must apologise to Hills: Kailash Vijayvargiya

"Can never support demand to turn municipal corporation into state," state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, stating that creation of states on the basis of ethnicity and language will divide the country into pieces against the idea of pluralism.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:June 26, 2017 1:44 am
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Asserting that his party does not support GJM’s demand for the creation of a separate Gorkhaland, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apologise to the people of the Hills for her failure to address their demands. “I do not support the creation of Gorkhaland, but I do support the development of the Gorkha people and their culture and heritage. The state government has created Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) to address the demands of hill people. However, the state government did not address their demands. It failed to provide them financial as well as administrative rights. This is the reason why Gorkhas have grudge against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and as a result they resorted to organising protest movements,” Vijayvargiya said.

The BJP leader was in the city to participate in a rath yatra programme. “Banerjee should go to Darjeeling and tender her apologies to the people of the hills. She must address their problems,” he added.

Similarly, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the creation of states on the basis on ethnicity and language will divide the country into pieces.

“We did not raise any objection when it came to the creation of states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. But we can never support the demand to turn a village or municipal corporation into a state. We do not support the demand for creation of a state on the basis on ethnicity or language of the people. If such things happen, then the country will be divided into pieces,” said Ghosh.

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    Chandra Kumar Bose
    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm
    Yes- we want the CM to apologise to the people in the hills. Her at ude of being rough tough will not work with people in the hills.
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    Bupil Rai
    Jun 29, 2017 at 7:19 pm
    It's really pathetic that Indian politicians only see what they want to see. Why CM will ask for apology? What if she comes and apologies for what she did to us. What about the three person who lost their life for GL? We have voted for you on this ground only. Hope you ppl will understand our aspirations of GL and do some justice.
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    Jun 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm
    With just 10 to 15percent of total Indian gorkha in Bengal how can you protest .... Northeast has over 50percent of gorkha ..... Sikkim ,Assam etc has Max ..... Just 15 16 lakhs people can never get a state .... if one don't like then they always move ......no one treats gorkha second class citizen. ....we love them. Gorkha littercy is higher in Bengal than bengalies themselves is just one example ..... Wrong place to ask for a state .....
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    binod rai
    Jun 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    Shree Kailash Vijayvargiyaji please explain us, as per you Mr Gosh BJP does not support Gor nd then why 1. BJP endorse the demand of Gor nd in 2009, 2014 for the election and even Mr rudy raise the demand of Gor nd in parlament when BJP was not in power ?? 2 . was BJP was too excited to come to the power hence promised Gor nd without doing the homework?? 2 . more than 2000 Gorkhas (civilians ) in Darjeeling got killed in 1986 and 4 in 8th june 2007 and you think all we are expecting the apology from Mamta Banarjee and some developments ?? is BJP top brass are so dull that they can see only trees but not the forest ?? 3 . GJM does not represent whole gorkha it is people movement now 4 . I feel more cheated to have voted for a party (unlike other which never directly supported Gor nd) which before to come to power supported fully Gor nd (inculuding PM Modiji when he was in siliguri) but the moment it got the power turning back to their responsibility??