Darjeeling politics: BJP member expresses solidarity towards Edwards-Gurung-Tamang trio


KOLKATA: Hinting in direction of a brand new political equation within the hills of Darjeeling, BJP Lok Sabha member Raju Bista on Saturday despatched a message of solidarity in direction of the newly-founded understanding involving Hamro Party’s Ajay Edwards, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)’s Bimal Gurung and erstwhile Trinamool Congress chief Binoy Tamang, who lately severed all his associations with the West Bengal ruling social gathering.

Bista launched a scathing assault towards the Anit Thapa-led Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) and Trinamool Congress alliance within the hills, for “unethically” taking management of the Darjeeling Municipality by roping in six elected councilors from Hamro Party.

“Just 11 months ago, Hamro Party, a regional force, took control of Darjeeling Municipality after getting democratically elected by the people. The Hamro Party-controlled board started demolishing the illegal constructions in the hills and they had to pay the price for that. The state government misused its power in removing the Hamro Party from the board. The state government will be responsible if Darjeeling faces the same fate as Joshimath,” Bista stated.

His statements of solidarity give a transparent sign of friendship in direction of the Hamro Party in addition to the brand new equation evolving within the hills over the Edwards-Gurung- Tamang trio.

Earlier on January 6, Bista gave the same expression of solidarity by instantly paying an unscheduled go to to Gurung’s residence in Darjeeling.

After the assembly, Bista acknowledged the function performed by Gurung behind his victory from Darjeeling within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Alternatively, Gurung stated that he reminded the native Lok Sabha member of his commitments in direction of the Gorkha group and requested him to work for the sake of Gorkhaland.

Political analysts really feel {that a} doable understanding between the BJP and the trio appears inevitable for mutually useful causes.

If the BJP needs to retain the Darjeeling Lok Sabha within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, they may want the assist of native hill events and in that case the trio would be the pure alternative of the saffron camp.

Alternatively, the assist of BJP will give the trio the backing of a nationwide social gathering.

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