GJM To Take Modernise Step


Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to bring in major organisational changes in the aftermath of former chief Bimal Gurung’s marginalisation. The Morcha on Sunday convened a central committee meeting at Soureni, around 10km from Mirik, and decided to form a three-tier policy-making forum.

“There will be a 21-member core committee, a working committee and a central committee to oversee party activities,” said Morcha president Binay Tamang. Earlier, when Gurung was at the helm, the party only had a central committee whose policy decision-making authority was under doubt.

In the working committee, 46 leaders have been appointed. “The presidents and secretaries of the party’s Kalimpong district committee, sub-divisional committees of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik and of all frontal organisations will also be ex-officio members,” Tamang said on Sunday.

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The first task of the core committee and working committee will be to organise a meeting at Bagracote in the Dooars on April 5 to firm up the Morcha’s stand in the upcoming panchayat elections in the Dooars.