The anti-Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) stated on Sunday that it was extra devoted to West Bengal authorities led by Mamata Banerjee in contrast to the faction led by Bimal Gurung, and cautioned that he could betray Banerjee any time.
While each GJM factions assist Banerjee, Binoy Tamang led group has been given management of the Darjeeling administration by the state. The anti-Gurung faction additionally despatched a veiled threat, saying there might be bloodshed if the state tries to appease each factions of the GJM.
No Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief commented on this until Sunday night time.
Gurung, who was in hiding for 3 and a half years after being charged underneath anti-terror legislation for the violent Gorkhaland agitation in 2017, surfaced in Kolkata on October 21 and pledged his assist to Banerjee. He withdrew his assist from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his ally since 2009.
Gurung helped the BJP win the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat thrice in a row. But he has now vowed to guarantee TMC’s victory within the coming meeting polls. He additionally addressed a giant rally in Siliguri city on December 6.
Gurung’s former lieutenant-turned-rival Binoy Tamang, is just not keen to shake arms with Gurung and welcome him to the hills.
Tamang and his shut aide Anit Thapa held a rally on Sunday at Sukna and stated there might be bloodshed if the state authorities tries to appease each factions of the GJM. Tamang additionally alleged that Gurung is utilizing the Gorkhas to serve his personal curiosity.
Anit Thapa, the federal government-appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) stated, “We have full faith in the chief minister but I request the state government not to keep two khukris (traditional Gorkha knife) in one sheath. There can be bloodshed.”
Thapa’s statements indicated that Tamang and his males are fearful about an alliance between the TMC and Gurung. The TMC management has not stated something in public on this difficulty until now. The BJP, then again, has raised questions concerning the police safety supplied to Gurung, who remains to be formally an accused in a number of crimes, together with the homicide of a police officer.
Despite his lengthy absence, Gurung nonetheless has a robust base in Darjeeling whereas Tamang and Thapa failed in serving to TMC within the Lok Sabha polls and Darjeeling meeting bye-election final yr. BJP gained each the elections.
Addressing Sunday’s rally, Tamang demanded bipartite speak between the state authorities and the GJM faction he leads. “We were the ones who restored peace in Darjeeling in 2017. Those who doused the fire can also lit it,” Tamang stated.
Gurung, too, addressed a rally at Birpara in Alipurduar district. He accused the BJP of not doing something for the Gorkhas.