Prepare for final battle for Gorkhaland: Bimal Gurung tells people

"I urge the people to get prepared for the final battle as the time has come for a do or die fight if we want to achieve our dream of Gorkhaland," Bimal Gurung said.

By: PTI | Darjeeling | Published: June 16, 2017 8:00 pm
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Gorkha Janamukti Morcha supremo on Friday asked the people in the hill station to be prepared for the “final battle” for achieving the separate Gorkhaland state. “I urge the people to get prepared for the final battle as the time has come for a do or die fight if we want to achieve our dream of Gorkhaland,” he said in a message from an undisclosed location circulated among the people of the hill town.

Gurung’s message comes in the backdrop of the police raid at his premises at Singhmari and Patlebas here on Thursday.

GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said, “Time for autonomy, GTA, DGHC is over. Now the fight will not stop until and unless our demand for Gorkhaland is fulfilled.”

Jan Andolan Party (JAP) leader Harka Bahadur Chetri criticised the Mamata Banerjee government for trying to counter the movement by deploying security forces.

“It will further alienate the people in the hills. The solution cannot be found by deploying the police”, Chetri, a former GJM MLA who had formed JAP, said, while stressing that a meeting should be called to tackle the situation.

“Our first demand too is Gorkhaland, but it should be taken forward through dialogue,” he added.

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  1. Arun Kumar
    Jun 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm
    For someone who regularly lectures on secularism tolerance, not feeling empathy with the people of Darjeeling is surprising shocking. Why not apply the same yardstick here too Mamta? Anyone who has been to Darjeeling will tell you that beyond Bagdogra, there is not much Bengali influence. Why suppress the brave Gorkhas? Let them live with their iden y
    1. Bhadrapati Devi
      Jun 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm
      Mamata poor handling of the situation pave the way for demand for separate State in Darjeeling Hill. Why she responded with heavy hand? The whimsical Mamata gives more advantage to the Bimal Gurung.
      1. Santano Fernandes
        Jun 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm
        Politicians are the dirt and scoundrels and rascals. They are not for the people they are for themselves. Once they get what they want and they start looting that state and fill the pockets for themselves and their families and relatives even though all people have fought. So no need let the leader fight himself along with his family and relatives and then people can see if they can get the ghorkaland. So people should not be foolish and just run for a call which will not get them anything other than making rich their leader and rich the leaders family and relatives.
        1. R
          Jun 17, 2017 at 12:45 am