Alipurduar: Binay Tamang on Tuesday visited the Dooars and urged the Gorkhas to back Trinamool in the rural polls for the development of the region.
Tamang was speaking at a rally in Kalchini in his second trip to the Dooars after he became the chief of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). He had visited Bagrakote in the region on March 5 this year.
According to insiders of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Tamang has been instructed by Mamata Banerjee to appeal to the people of the Dooars to vote Trinamool so that other parties cannot gain the support of the region’s Gorkhas.
Large sections of the community in the area are seen as sympathetic to Tamang’s Morcha rival Bimal Gurung. Gurung is perceived to be close to the BJP.