T-bill has showed path, will take Gorkhaland stir to Delhi:

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Kolkata, Feb 20: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Thursday said it would take the agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling hills to Delhi as the passage of the Telangana bill had set a precedent that the state government's permission was not required for the creation of a new state.

GJM supremo Bimal Gurung said on Facebook that the state government had no role in the creation of a new state. "The recent Telangana development has now reversed the precedent of seeking the state government's nod in rearranging a state's boundary," Gurung said in his post on the social networking website. GJM will now send a delegation to Delhi to talk to all national parties on their demand and would also organise a rally in the capital tomorrow, he added.

GJM supremo Gurung said the state government had no role in creating a new state

He exuded confidence that the Centre would respect the sentiments of the people of Darjeeling hills and take a unilateral decision on the creation of Gorkhaland. Gurung added that GJM would organise a massive rally at Sukna on March 2 to chalk out the strategy for pushing the Gorkhaland demand. GJM general secretary Roshan Giri, meanwhile, told a press conference in Darjeeling that the party delegation would meet the President, prime minister and prominent oppostion leaders during its stay in Delhi.


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