Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung has postponed his proposed public appearance scheduled for October 30 indefinitely, following his party’s advice. Roshan Giri, General Secretary Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said in a statement that ‘Our President Shri. Bimal Gurung has been advised not to make the proposed public appearance on the 30th of October, lest it gives the West Bengal Government an opportunity and excuse to jeopardize the upcoming talks. Respecting the advice, our President has agreed not to make the public appearance he had announced earlier’.
He also said that prospective dates for his public appearances will be announced soon. We have always strived to walk on the paths shown by Gandhi ji and have steered our Andolan in a completely democratic and constitutional manner since our foundation in 2007. I want to reiterate that we will continue our Andolan with the same spirit of Satyagrah that the father of our nation championed.
The Central Government is very aware of the actual ground realities, which is why they have pulled back central forces from the region, despite desperate attempts by the West Bengal government to continue their deployment and presence, in order to keep Gorkhaland supporters living in a state of fear and intimidation. We look forward to putting Gorkhaland demand on track towards reality in the upcoming talks with the Central Government.