Siliguri, Mar 8 (ANI): Madan Tamang, the leader of the ethnic Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League, seeking creation of separate state of Gorkhaland slammed West Bengal Government for "discriminating against the Nepali-speaking people".
"Gorkhaland is nothing but aspirations of people, demand is genuine. There is disparity. There is discrimination that is why we are demanding separate state. We have tried our best but the West Bengal government whether it is CPM-Left, whether it is Congress or Trinamool (Congress), they have one policy to discriminate (against) Nepali-speaking people," Tamang said here on Sunday.
Gorkhas have been demanding a separate state, to be carved out of West Bengal, to protect their culture and heritage.
The Gorkha population in West Bengal is estimated to be around a million. (ANI)