GNM Settles District Panel

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Kalimpong: The Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Tuesday formally constituted the Kalimpong district committee which was being run by an ad hoc body.

Sanchabir Subba, who is a member of the GTA board of administrators, was appointed as the unit president and senior women’s leader Gayatri Mukhia its secretary. The party also appointed vice-presidents and assistant secretaries for each of three blocks of the district and 25 executive members.

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Bhuwan Khanal, the Morcha spokesman for Kalimpong, said the office-bearers were selected after a threadbare discussion that lasted for about four hours on Monday night. “The office-bearers were selected in the presence of party general secretary Anit Thapa. All the selected office-bearers are expected to work with honesty and carry the party forward in a disciplined way,” he said.

The party also appointed Kalapana Tamang and Bidur Rai as the conveners of its women and youth wings, and they have been asked to form full-fledged district committees of their organisations.

The Morcha’s new district committee is a mix bag of senior and junior leaders from different political backgrounds, including those from other parties who had shifted their allegiance to the Morcha after the Tamang-Thapa duo rebelled against Morcha president Bimal Gurung.

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