Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo on Bimal Gurung Monday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and discussed several issues including transfer of several department to the GTA - the GJM administered autonomous hill council.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said the party`s meeting with Union ministers in Delhi were positive and the ministers have promised to ensure the development of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).
Alleging that TMC government in West Bengal was conspiring to kill him after he announced support to BJP in Lok Sabha elections in Darjeeling, GJM chief Bimal Gurung Monday said he was "ready to die" for Gorkhaland.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) which has announced that it would not support the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat on Saturday said it would talk to all national parties before deciding its stand.
Setting aside separate statehood demand in Darjeeling, GJM supremo Bimal Gurung today on Thursady oath as the new Chief Executive of the hill council in Darjeeling, from where he had resigned in July agitating for a separate state.
After a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung on Friday said he would take oath as the chief executive of the hill council in Darjeeling again at her request.
GJM president Bimal Gurung has said that he welcomed back GNLF chief Subhas Ghising who had spearheaded the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state in the 1980s, to the Darjeeling hills, while asking him to stay away from politics.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that she was hopeful about the future of Darjeeling, where peace has returned after a series of bandhs crippled normal life in the recent past.
As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for a five-day visit to north Bengal and to also participate in the first Trinamool Congress rally in Darjeeling, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Tuesday questioned her party`s intentions behind organising the programme.
In a u-turn, the GJM which has demanded creation of Gorkhaland after the Centre gave its nod to Telangana, on Monday said that the only way to move forward was `through dialogue` as no violence was wanted.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, spearheading an agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling hills, on Tuesday said it would go in for an `intense` agitation from October 20, asking people to be ready for it.
Terming as "unconstitutional" the West Bengal Chief Minister`s statement that Bengal cannot be divided, GJM supremo Bimal Gurung on Wednesday said the Constitution has provision for creating new states.