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NEW DELHI, 3 JANUARY 2018: Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri today personally led demonstration for Gorkhaland in New Delhi. It may be noted that All India Jana Andolan Party cadres more than 200 of them have been demonstrating in New Delhi for some days now. They have also been meeting higher authorities and submitting memorandum and petitions. Yesterday, the party cadres had submitted a petition to Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister seeking his intervention in initiating a debate on the Gorkhaland issue in the Union parliament.
Today, speaking to ‘The Himalayan Beacon’ for a brief moment in during his demonstration at Parliament Street, Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri said that the demand for the separate state of Gorkhaland was well known. What he wanted was to see that a debate took place at the Union Parliament as well as the initiation of a Tripartite Talk between the Union Government, State Government and the various stake holders from Darjeeling Hills where both the State Government and the Union Government made their stance on the issue of the separate state of Gorkhaland clear. At the same time a chance be given for the Gorkhas to voice their aspirations and their demands.