THE HIMALAYAN BEACON
DARJEELING, 24TH MARCH 2018: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung has condemned the statement made by Binay Tamang, Chairman of Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in which he had said that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had withdrawn support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was no longer a member of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Gurung in a press release stated, “A statement released by Binoy Tamang, the West Bengal government appointed GTA Chairman of the Board of Administrators, that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has quit the National Democratic Alliance is ludicrous, and does not reflect the official GJM stand.”
Gurung added, “The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has been a constituent of the NDA since 2009, and we will continue to remain an integral part of the NDA. I request all our party members to forewarn the people, and let the public and media be aware that any statement made by Binay Tamang, claiming to be from GJM, should not be given any credence. He is a West Bengal government employee, and does not represent the people of Darjeeling, nor the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.”
Ultimately, he stated, “He may, if he so desires, release statements on behalf of the government he is serving – West
Bengal, or the party he is serving – TMC, but he has no business whatsoever issuing statements on behalf of GJM, from which we have removed him on September 1, 2017 itself.”
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