The GNLF has asked GTA Chief Executive Bimal Gurung to “let people of the Darjeeling Hills know” what happened to his assertion on August 18 last about stepping down from GTA in two and half months time as the stipulated time has elapsed.
GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba Tamang said on Thursday people of hills did not hear anything from the GJMM leader even though Gurung had announced at a public meeting on August 18, 2016 that he will resign from GTA and take up the issue of separate state.
Zimba Tamang said, “Now the stipulated time is over” but Gurung is yet to spell out to the people of Hills about what happened to his pledge of quitting from GTA.
Meanwhile, upping its ante against the ruling Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM), the Darjeeling Hills unit of Trinamool Congress has announced plans to hold a padyatra against the alleged large scale corruption in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
“The decision to organise the padyatra was taken in our district committee meeting. The foot-march is relevant given the corruption within the GTA,” Hill TMC President Rajen Mukhia said on Friday.
He said the padyatra will start from different parts of the hills on November 9 and culminate in Darjeeling town on November 11.