GJM to block roads to prevent Ghisingh's entry into Darjeeling

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Siliguri, Mar 5 (UNI) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today threatened to block all roads leading to Darjeeling to prevent DGHC caretaker administrator Subash Ghisingh, scheduled to arrive here from New Delhi tomorrow, from entering the hill town.

GJM spokesperson Binoy Tamang said, '' We do not want the Sixth Schedule to be implemented in the hill areas at any cost.'' Meanwhile, GJM president Bimal Gurung, presently at New Delhi, informed over the phone that he had met Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, who had assured him that the Centre would look into the matter.

He also informed that he would meet BJP leader L K Advani later this evening.

Mr Gurung said a public meeting would be held at Darjeeling on March 9 to decide the agenda and the next programme to be taken up by the GJM.

Meanwhile, top Gorkha National Liberation Front leaders, led by Dipak Gurung, arrived at New Delhi today to hold discussions with Mr Ghisingh.

The GNLF leaders would also meet Central leaders later this evening and put up their earlier demand of constituting a seperate Gorkhaland before the Central leaders.

On February 28, the Parliamentary Standing Committee proposed to the Union Home Ministry to reassess the Darjeeling situation, holding back the proposal for imposing provisions of the Sixth Schedule.

The GJM, launched by Mr Gurung, was spearheading the movement in the hills to oust Mr Ghisingh from the DGHC and shelve the proposed Sixth Schedule status for the hills.

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