THE HIMALAYAN BEACON
SILIGURI, 21 NOVEMBER 2017: Binay Tamang, the Chairman of Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) has said that the lawyers that Bimal Gurung employed to pursue his case at the Supreme Court were the costliest lawyers in India. He said that the lawyers lead by Advocate Salve who is one of the senior most Supreme Court lawyer charged a fee of Rs. 2 crore for his services.
Tamang was speaking to the media at the sideline of the Bipartite Talks held at Pintail Village near Darjeeling More, Siliguri. He also said that the Gurung had so many cases pending that it did not matter if he got relief in one case. He would not be able to move freely again despite the Supreme Court verdict.
When asked about the Gorkhaland issue that Gurung was pursuing, Tamang said that a man who was not even present in Darjeeling cannot make any difference. Tamang ultimately asked where did Gurung get Rs. 2 crore to pay his lawyers. He also said that if he had to pay Rs. 2 crore to defend himself in one case how much would he require to defend himself in all the other cases and how would he arrange to pay for them.
Tamang also refuted Bimal Gurung’s statement given yesterday saying that he (Gurung) was still the President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and that both Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa had already been expelled from the party and that they were in no position to suspend and replace Gurung. He said that what Gurung did was illegal and against the Constitution of the party. He also said that he had been elected through due procedure and in accordance with the Constitution of the party.