GJM press and publicity chief quits

In a setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), Morcha press secretary Harka Bahadur Chettri today resigned from the party over the killing of All India Gorkha League chief Madan Tamang in Darjeeling.

Last Updated: May 24, 2010, 17:50 PM IST

Siliguri: In a setback to the Gorkha
Janmukti Morcha (GJM), Morcha press secretary Harka Bahadur
Chettri today resigned from the party over the killing of All
India Gorkha League chief Madan Tamang in Darjeeling.

"The suspicion for the killing points to the GJM.
Therefore I am resigning," Chettri said.

Incidentally, Chettri has been named in the FIR filed
at Darjeeling police station against six, including GJM chief
Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha, who heads the GJM`s women`s wing,
and General Secretary Roshan Giri on charges of conspiracy for
Tamang`s killing.

Yesterday, senior GJM leader Anmol Prasad, who had
represented the party at the first four rounds of tripartite
talks with the Centre and West Bengal government also quit in
protest against the killing of the All India Gorkha League
chief.

Citing a similar reason, Prasad said people had begun
believing in the GJM`s hand behind the murder.

PTI