|Gorkha student body’s memo to PM|
GUWAHATI, Dec 2 – A delegation of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) along with 26 community organizations and few civil society organizations met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Guwahati.
The AAGSU delegation, lead by its president Prem Tamang and general secretary Bharat Chhetry, submitted a memorandum to Modi seeking creation of a Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC), ST status to Khambu (Rai), Limboo, Sherpa, Tamang, Magar, Gurung and SC status to Kami, Damai, Sarki, Gaine and Bhujel and others in central OBC list, declaration of Assam’s flood as a national problem, preservation and protection of one-horned rhino, special status to Gorkhas in defence and declaration of Bharti Dwitya (Bhai Dhooj) as national holiday, said a statement.
The Prime Minster assured the delegation that all legitimate and genuine demands within purview of the Constitution of India will be taken care off.
Modi also invited AAGSU leaders to New Delhi to further discuss the matters incorporated in the memorandum.