Netaji's grandnephew seeks respect for Gorkhas

Kolkata
14 Jun 2017

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose`s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose has demanded respect for the Gorkha community amid the ongoing agitation by the GJM in the north Bengal hills pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland. "You have to win over the Gorkhas by giving them respect & identity-& not by the stick. #Gorkhas are warriors who fought for India`s freedom," the BJP leader tweeted today. "Give #Gorkhas respect! Capt Ram Singh Thakure a Gorkha of the INA composed #KadamKadamBadayeja. #Netaji gave them respect. @BimalGjm," he said. The West Bengal hills have been on the boil for nearly a week after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) launched an agitation against what it called the state government`s "attempt" to impose Bengali on the Nepali-speaking people of the region.Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has, however, made it clear there are no such plans for the hills.