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GJM team meets PM Modi, submits MoU for GorkhalandGJM team meets PM Modi, submits MoU for Gorkhaland

A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday and submitted a memorandum for carving out Gorkhaland from West Bengal.
The GJM team apprised Prime Minister Modi that Gorkhaland has to be constituted immediately in order to save the highly sensitive "Chicken neck" and halt the ongoing illegal activities in this region that could pose a major security threat to the nation, claimed a release.

Incidentally, the Chicken-neck of the Siliguri corridor is a strip of land connecting the North-Eastern states with mainland India.

The four-member team led by GJM President Bimal Gurung apprised the PM that illegal immigration have been encouraged by the Bengal governments since 1965. "All the governments of Bengal whether Congress, Left Front or the TMC have encouraged illegal immigration in order to create potential vote banks. This has caused demographic changes in the bordering district of West Bengal," claimed a statement.

Indigenous population of Darjeeling, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar consisting of Gorkhas, Rajbonshis, Kamtapuris have been replaced by illegal Bangladeshis claimed the Hill outfit. "We apprised the Prime Minister that in order to save the Gorkhas from becoming micro-minority in their own land, Gorkhaland has to be created," stated Roshan Giri, GJM General Secretary.
The GJM delegation alleged that the state government had hatched a conspiracy of divide and rule by creating development boards for different Gorkha sub-communities. "This is creating unrest and making the situation volatile. We asked the Prime Minister to take matters in his own hand and take up the Gorkhaland issue."

The GJM also reminded the PM about his assurance "Gorkhaon ka sapna, mera sapna" which he had stated on April 10, 2014 while addressing the "Bharat Vijay" rally in Siliguri.
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