BGP submits Gorkhaland memorandum to Mamta Banerjee

GANGTOK, October 30 (Media Cell Sikkim): Sikkim unit of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh today morning submitted a representation on separate State Gorkhaland demand to Union Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamta Banerjee at Rangpo.Banerjee had arrived at Rangpo yesterday evening to participate in today’s foundation stone laying ceremony of the Rangpo-Sevoke rail project at Mining Ground, Rangpo.A four member team of Sikkim BGP led by president Dr Kamal Gurung met the Union Minister and submitted the memorandum along with documents related with the demand and the Indian Gorkhas prepared by BGP, the apex body of the 1.25 crore Indian Gorkhas. In response, Banerjee showed interest in the memorandum and assured to study the documents seriously. Dr. Gurung was accompanied by Sikkim BGP general secretary Somnath Pandey, BGP central committee member Prabin Khaling, treasurer Suman Pradhan and member Ganesh Chettri. It may be added here BGP has started a mission to sensitize Central leaders on the issue of Gorkhaland so as to the issue is deliberated on the national level. The mission had commenced from Sikkim with the State BGP unit submitting representations on Gorkhaland to visiting Central leaders. The unit has already submitted memorandums to Congress leader Luizinho Falerio and Gujurat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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