NEW DELHI, March 14:
The Gorkhaland Task Force (GTF) synthesis of the Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP), Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists (CPRM), Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL), Gorkhaland Rajya Nirman Morcha (GRNM), Gorkha Democratic Front (GDF) and Nepali Sammelan, New Delhi on Thursday met with the West Bengal Rajya Sabha MP Saman Pathak at the Constitutional Club, New Delhi.
Over this brief tea talk the MP first mentioned about his ending tenure to all the representatives present there. Saying that the Nepali speaking community should get the identity of a minority community in the country he appealed the gathering to support him in this decision. Though in the state of West Bengal it has already been declared still they should be provided the minority identity in states like Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand he added. Even the implementation of it in Darjeeling and Dooars is needed to be taken forward more seriously. Lastly he added that the identity issue should be made a National subject and the people should take this matter solemnly for it is their right.
Later the representatives also met with the Sikkim Lok Sabha MP, PD Rai at his official residence at New Delhi and presented the memorandum and documents regarding Gorkhaland and also appealed him to support them.
The representatives from BGP were namely Rev. Dr. Anos Das Pradhan, Sukhman Moktan, R Moktan, Munish Tamang, Joel Rai and Pappu Pradhan. From CPRM LM Lama, Tara Mani Rai and Govind Chettri, from ABGL Laxuman Pradhan, Pratap Khati and Thempa Tamang, GRNM’s Dawa Pakhrin and Tika Khati, GDFs’ Surya Bikram Sahi and Sameer Pradhan and from Nepali Sammelan, New Delhi Damber Mani Pradhan, Lt. Col. SK Pradhan, Bishnu Gurung and Ranjana Khawas were present.