New Delhi, Jan 25 (Agencies): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders voiced their concerns of demanding a separate statehood to Gorkhaland in a meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday.

The meet is understood to have deliberated on setting up of a regional authority for Gorkhas in Darjeeling.

"We had a detailed discussion on our demand with the Home Minister. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and was very positive," GJM general secretary Roshan Giri told reporters after the hour-long meeting.

Giri refused to divulge what transpired, but said the Central government should clear its stand on GJM's demand.

Sources said the meeting deliberated on the possibility of setting up of the proposed Darjeeling Regional Authority comprising the districts of Darjeeling and adjoining areas but no decision has been taken.

However, it was not clear whether the interim authority would be set up before the West Bengal Assembly elections a few months away.

BJP leader and Darjeeling MP Jaswant Singh was part of the delegation.

During the last tripartite political level talks, key issues, including territorial jurisdiction, were sorted out.

The Central and West Bengal governments have earlier worked on the subjects and departments which are expected to be handed over to the interim authority.

Sources said both central and West Bengal governments favoured limiting the proposed authority to just the hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong.

Since its inception in 2007, the GJM has been demanding a separate Gorkhaland state that includes the Siliguri sub-division of Darjeeling district in the plains and contiguous areas in neighbouring Jalpaiguri district.