Followers of the Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have deliberate an enormous rally in Siliguri city on Sunday to mark Gurung’s return to Bengal’s Darjeeling district after three and a half years.
Gurung, who has been charged by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) authorities beneath anti-terror regulation for the violence throughout the Gorkhaland stir in 2017, was in hiding all these years. He surfaced in Kolkata on October 21 and provided to assist Mamata Banerjee within the meeting elections due in about 5 months.
Within the final three Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) gained the Darjeeling seat with Gurung’s assist. “The BJP did nothing to discover a everlasting political resolution to the Gorkhaland concern. We’re with Mamata Banerjee,” he mentioned in Kolkata just lately.
Sunday’s rally shall be held on the Indira Gandhi Maidan in Siliguri.
Bishal Chettri, vice chairman of the occasion’s central committee mentioned, “Gurung will attain Siliguri by practice on Sunday morning and head for the venue. We predict a gathering of multiple lakh supporters.”
Anand Bhandari, lawyer of the GJM (Bimal Gurung faction), mentioned Gurung can seem in public for the reason that Supreme Court docket has ordered a keep on investigation within the instances beneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
Gurung won’t instantly transfer to hills, leaders within the occasion mentioned. He and his supporters will keep in Siliguri to keep away from confrontation with the GJM’s Binoy Tamang faction,
Binoy Tamang met regulation and labour minister Moloy Ghatak on Thursday. Tamang is against Gurung’s return to the hills. His shut aide Anit Thapa is chairman of the board of directors within the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).