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Thapa's exit deals another blow to GJM's Bimal faction

Thapas exit deals another blow to GJMs Bimal faction

Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Gurung faction) suffered another setback with Rohit Thapa, the organisational secretary of Dooars tendering in his resignation from the party.

Talking to mediapersons in Siliguri on Monday, Thapa stated that he has resigned as the party has been taking decisions without consulting the leaders and supporters on ground zero.

"Since 2008 I have supported and worked on the behest of Bimal Gurung in Dooars. We have faced so many problems and oppositions yet have worked for the party. However, now decision are being taken unilaterally from Delhi without any consultations," stated Thapa.

When questioned on whether alliance with the BJP or choice of Raju Bista has caused any discontent, Thapa stated: "In 2009, we accepted Jaswant Singh and again in 2014 we supported SS Ahluwalia. This time also we are ready to support Bista but where is the Gorkhaland issue. We have supported Bimal Gurung just because of the Gorkhaland issue."

Thapa stated that they are not willing to support Gurung's politics of self survival. "We were having an all-party meet to decide on a consensus candidate. Suddenly, the GNLF left for Delhi. Suddenly, we get an audio clip from Gurung stating that an alliance has been forged with the GNLF and the BJP and to extend all possible support," stated Thapa.

He further questioned that if this move is for Gorkhaland than why weren't other pro-Gorkhaland such as the CPRM and JAP called to Delhi.

"We don't know what sort of deal he has struck with the the BJP and the GNLF. We have been kept in the dark constantly," Thapa said.

Without naming the BJP he stated that they are adopting double standards on Gorkhaland. "From the Hills till Sukna its Gorkhaland and once they come to the plains Gorkhaland disappears," added Thapa.

When questioned on whether he would join any other party, Thapa stated that he has not decided on this yet.

Recently Swaraj Thapa, a close confidant of Bimal Gurung and advisor, had also resigned from the party.

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