Kolkota, Mar 10 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), on Wednesday, said that it was not contesting from West Bengal's Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat and was holding talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party to support its party candidates there.
GJM General Secretary Roshan Giri said, "We have decided not to field candidate for the Lok Sabha seat in Darjeeling, but will support a party which will take up the cause of Gorkhaland which is a 100-year-old demand and related to our identity," Giri said.
The GJM in Darjeeling had recently said that it would back the party that supports the cause of a separate Gorkhaland.
"A delegation led by GJM Chief Bimal Gurung has held talks with BJP President Rajnath Singh, L K Advani and other top BJP leaders on the issue," he said.
Talking on the Gorkhaland issue, Giri said that the talks regarding a separate state "have gone in a positive direction."
He further revealed that the delegation also had talks with Congress leader in-charge of the West Bengal party affairs K Keshava Rao. (ANI)