GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, on the run since 2017 following an agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling, on Wednesday stated his outfit has determined to stroll out of the NDA, because the BJP-led dispensation “failed to find a permanent political solution” for the Hills.
Gurung, flanked by shut aide Roshan Giri, rued that the central authorities was but to fulfil its promise of recognising 11 Gorkha communities as Scheduled Tribes.
He vowed to support the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC in its battle towards the BJP in the 2021 Bengal Assembly elections.
“We have been a part of the NDA since 2009, but the BJP-led dispensation hasn’t kept its promise of finding a permanent political solution for the Hills. It has not included 11 Gorkha community in the list of Scheduled Tribes.
We feel cheated, so we are walking out of NDA today,” Gurung stated on the press meet at a lodge right here.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief additional stated that he lived in New Delhi for 3 years, after fleeing the Hills, and moved to Jharkhand nearly two months in the past.
“I don’t have any problem if I get arrested today,” Gurung, who has been charged with greater than 150 instances for alleged involvement in the agitation, added.