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Jaswant singh returns to Darjeeling

Amitava Banerjee, Hindustan Times  Darjeeling, September 16, 2009
First Published: 00:28 IST(16/9/2009) | Last Updated: 00:30 IST(16/9/2009)
With touchdown at the Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri, Darjeeling’s unattached MP Jaswant Singh’s first lines  were “Gorkhaland is my aim; Gorkhaland is my dream and it tops my political as well as well as personal agenda.”

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Singh returned to his self-proclaimed “Karmabhoomi” accompanied by his wife and grand-nephew. He dubbed this as a routine visit which would help him unwind.

Answering questions on Gorkhaland, Singh said that his previous plans on Gorkhaland remain intact. “Recent statements issued by the BJP also talk of their unaltered stand on Gorkhaland. Though I am no more with the BJP, their support will definitely help.”

Singh stated that he would definitely hold meetings with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders while he was in Darjeeling. GJM leaders were present at the Airport to receive Singh and his family.

Jaswant also visited the ongoing hunger strike by adhoc DGHC workers at the Pintail Village and also at Kurseong. From Darjeeling, Singh will leave for Kalimpong and return to Delhi on September 19.


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