THE HIMALAYAN BEACON
DARJEELING, 27 NOVEMBER 2017: A meeting was held at Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) in which the convenors from all over Darjeeling Subdivision took part. Among the many agenda discussed in the meeting the celebration of Sixth Schedule Accord Day was high in the list. It was decided that the party would celebrate Sixth Schedule Accord Day. Further, the meeting unanimously extended support to the party leadership including Party President Maan Ghisingh, General Secretary Mahendra Chettri and Ajoy Edward for being nominated as the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Member of the Hill Area Development Committee respectively. Addressing the media, the Chief Convenor of the party said that all the members of the party wholeheartedly supported the formation of the Hill Area Development Committee and its taking over by the party leadership.
The Chief Convenor said that the Hill Area Development Committee (HADC) had been formed by the State Government and worked directly under the state government and not the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). This was important and the fact that the State Government had trusted the GNLF leadership for overseeing development works in the hills was praiseworthy. The party was committed towards seeking final solution towards the political woes of the hills but until then the party would do its utmost to see to it that the development works are carried on smoothly in the hills under its supervision.