Jalpaiguri: To express solidarity with Mamata Banerjee and her party, around 25,000 supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, along with ex-leaders of the party who are in Trinamul now, held a rally at Nagrakata in the Dooars.
The supporters also attended a meeting convened by Trinamul in a community hall where former Morcha leaders fumed at the BJP and Bimal Gurung.
The ex-leaders of the Morcha said it was necessary to showcase their strength because there was a rumour that they would support the BJP. Since 2008, most of the Gorkha people in the Dooars have supported the BJP but this time, they have decided to back Mamata’s party.
Gorkha residents of both Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar participated in the rally. As it reached the community hall in Nagrakata, most of the rallyists could not enter inside and stood outside to hear the leaders.