If both Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha and Hamro Party allies with the Trinamool Congress, it will be very difficult for the Bharatiya Janata Party to retain the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, says Harka Bahadur Chhetri.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that she is ready to shed her own blood if need be, to thwart such attempts to divide the state.
In a letter to Banerjee, Gurung requested her "to put the GTA election in abeyance till the Memorandum of Proposal (MoP) submitted by the party to government is implemented.
With two newly-formed parties at the helm of affairs that are promising to focus more on development than statehood struggle, old forces have a tough time ahead.
According to GJM sources, the MoP, among other suggestions, calls for honouring in letter and spirit the Memorandum of Agreement that was signed in 2011.
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A semblance of peace has returned to Darjeeling but the tension still lurks.
The GJM leader had claimed in the top court that he was being politically persecuted by the West Bengal government.
His departure from TMC can be seen in the light of further carrying out political aspirations in Sikkim-his home state.
However, five additional companies of the CRPF will be in the hills to assist the state police force.
A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured in clashes allegedly with Gurung's supporters on Friday.
The police team had gone to a forest to catch the leader of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
On Thursday, Ghosh was allegedly chased and heckled by rebel GJM supporters, who gathered and raised slogans for saying 'no' to Gorkhaland.
Rajnath Singh, earlier in a statement, said that the Centre was taking all possible steps to resolve the row through dialogue.