DARJEELING, 24th OCTOBER 2017: Pratap Khati, the General Secretary of All India Gorkha League has said that his expulsion from the party today is not just logical but also unconstitutional and goes against all the modalities of a political party. Speaking to ‘The Himalayan Beacon’ he said that people who were no longer members of All India Gorkha League could not expel a legal and rightful member and General Secretary of the party. He said that the people gathered today at the GDNS were neither members of the Gorkha League neither was decorum and due procedure followed.
Speaking about the allegations made against him, he said that both Bharati Tamang, Laxman Tamang and Biplov Rai were show-caused for attending the Bipartite Meeting with the Chief minister. They had attended the meeting despite a party resolution against it. This was thus an act against the party. As such they were show-caused. But they neither gave any due consideration to the same and as such they were suspended and then expelled after due process in which due due decorum and procedure were followed.
Khati also refuted the allegations that he was harassing cadres and forcing them to join him. He said that since it was evident that Gorkhaland was not in the agenda of the Bipartite meeting, and the party had thus decided not attend the same keeping in view the aspirations of the people at large, the manner in which Bharati Tamang and Laxman Tamang attended the meeting it was not just against the party but against the aspirations of the people.
He said that the party was fully in his support.
He also added that they were in league with the state government in trying to supress the aspiration of people vis-a-vis separate state of Gorkhaland and they were doing all these scared that they will be invited in the forth coming meeting which is going to take place at Pintal village in Siliguri. He said that what they do or don’t do is not going to make any difference to the party and to him personally.