Alipurduar: A section of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders in the Dooars who still support Bimal Gurung said on Wednesday that they would contest the panchayat elections with the BJP as an ally.
Their candidates will be fielded with the symbol of the BJP, the leader said.
“We have travelled throughout the Dooars and have spoken with people. Based on the talks, we have decided to contest the elections in alliance with the BJP. We are in regular touch with the BJP leaders of Dooars.
It has been also decided that wherever we field our candidate, he or she will contest with the party symbol of BJP and not as an independent,” said Madhukar Thapa, a prominent Morcha leader from Birpara.
The decision has come a day ahead of the meeting planned by Binay Tamang, who is at the helm of affairs of the party now.On Thursday, Tamang is scheduled to hold a meeting with leaders and workers of the Dooars to decide on the party’s strategy for the rural polls.