GJM Members To Resign From GTA On Friday

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Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung on Thursday said all the elected members in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), a semi-autonomous body, would resign and fight unto death for statehood for Nepali speaking Gorkhas in Darjeeling.

His latest statement followed an FIR filed by Darjeeling police under sections 302 and 120B charging Gurung and his wife Asha for violence at Singmari on June 17 in which one person was killed.

However, the GJM claimed its three activists were killed in police firing. Mr Gurung told a private TV channel that ” We are ready to take bullets for sake of Gorkhaland state in West Bengal.

” He said the government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was playing a ” dirty game” and forcing the youths to retaliate against “police excess.