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GJM leader interview: ‘BJP won’t ever give Gorkhas a separate state …They've only taken our votes, not done anything’

June 26, 2022 7:43 am

The Bimal Gurung-led GJM is opposing the election and has likened the semi-autonomous body’s polls to a “stillborn baby”. Last month, Gurung wrote to CM Mamata Banerjee, urging her to defer the election.

Ajoy Edwards: 'Separate Gorkhaland state is our long-term vision. It has to be achieved as per constitutional norms...'

March 03, 2022 7:26 pm

In an interview with The Indian Express, Ajoy Edwards throws light on his party's formation and its stunning electoral debut.

MHA begins tripartite talks with Gorkhas, West Bengal government to resolve statehood demand

October 12, 2021 10:32 pm

The talks were chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah with the Gorkha delegation being led by Darjeeling MP Raju Bishta. Officials said the meeting discussed various issues concerning the Gorkhas and the region.

Darjeeling dilemma: Gorkhaland in hearts, but ‘our bellies tied to tourism, another lockdown will finish us’

April 17, 2021 7:23 am

What resonates, again and again, is the fear of another lockdown, and what it will do to an economy revolving around tourism.

Gorkhaland demand takes back seat as GJM factions fight for political supremacy

April 14, 2021 3:49 pm

The three assembly seats in the picturesque hills -Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong is up for a four-cornered contest this time, with the BJP and the Congress-Left-ISF alliance in the fray along with the TMC's "two friends from the Hills" GJM factions led by Gurung and Tamang.

Bimal Gurung's GJM quits the NDA: What impact will this have on West Bengal politics?

October 28, 2020 8:47 am

With Assembly elections in West Bengal due in eight months, Bimal Gurung's GJM severing ties with the BJP will lead to paradigm shift in state politics.

After 3 years, GJM leader Bimal Gurung appears in public; breaks ties with NDA

October 22, 2020 9:13 am

Bimal Gurung, who had been absconding since 2017 after he was charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, also pledged support to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections.

GJM delegation meets MoS Home, talks Gorkhaland

October 08, 2020 1:13 am

The seven-member delegation was led by Lopsang Yolmo Lama, working president of the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha (GJM). The meeting was also attended by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and other MHA officials.

‘No development in Darjeeling, Kalimpong’: GNLF chief resigns from Hill committee

June 24, 2018 4:21 am

Speaking to The Sunday Express, GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba said that the HADC, set up in 2017, had in effect become an obstacle to the group’s political objective — the implementation of the Sixth Schedule in the hill areas.

West Bengal govt trying to end Gorkhaland movement: Bimal Gurung to SC

December 05, 2017 5:45 pm

Bimal Gurung's counsel claimed that the state was proceeding in a "biased manner" against GJM members and there was an environment of "constant fear" in Darjeeling due to this.