Speaking to the press, GJM leader Mr. Binoy Tamang said, "Bangladesh demanded independence when Pakistan imposed Urdu on them instead of allowing Bengali as the main language... the Gorkhas in Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars have been similarly deprived and discriminated against, by the West Bengal government..."
Mr. Tamang stated, "GTA uses Nepali as the 1st language, while Bengal has not even included Nepali as an optional language in WBCS. This shows utter lack of disrespect not only towards the Nepali speaking people, but also towards the Indian constitution which recognizes Nepali as one of the national languages of India under the 8th Scheduled. We all have to fight for our linguistic rights and speak out against all forms of linguistic discrimination and imperialism, and for GJM party to conserve and propagate Nepali language is not only a priority but also one of our main goals."
|Mr. Benoy Tamang|
Mr. Tamang added, "we request all the people from our region, to raise their voices against continued discrimination of our Mother tongue - Nepali in West Bengal."