Not Gorkhaland, focus on development: GJM
Ahead of next week's meetings, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday said it would focus on the development agenda and seek amendments to the GTA Act for proper functioning of the autonomous hill body during the talks and that Gorkhaland was not on their agenda ‘right now’. ‘Right now it is not on our agenda. We will discuss how to make the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) more powerful and place our demand for bringing amendments to make the GTA powerful and effective,’ GJM leader Harkabahadur Chetri said on Sundday when asked whether the Gorkhaland issue would be on the table during talks to be held here. The meeting between the Morcha and the West Bengal government would be held on 20 November.