Gorkha Janmukti Morcha central committee meeting scheduled for today

A GJM central committee will be meeting here today to discuss the outcome of the August 29 talks with the West Bengal government and whether to continue the shutdown in the hills.

Published: 31st August 2017 01:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2017 01:56 PM   |  A+A-

Supporters of GJM hold placards and raise slogans as they take part in a mass rally to demand for separate State of 'Gorkhaland' in Siliguri. | PTI

By PTI

DARJEELING: A GJM central committee will be meeting here today to discuss the outcome of the August 29 talks with the West Bengal government and whether to continue the shutdown in the hills, which has entered its 78th day.

The meeting of the party's central committee comes at a time when sharp differences have emerged between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha convenor Binay Tamang and party chief Bimal Gurung.

Though the GJM leadership remained tight-lipped about the meeting, but a section of senior leaders want the differences between Tamang and Gurung to be sorted out soon.

"We feel that there has been some sort of

misunderstanding and miscommunication between the two. We want this miscommunication to be sorted out soon, as we do not want others to take advantage out of it," a senior GJM leader told PTI.

"We will discuss the outcome of the meeting and declare our next course of action," he said.

Tamang is scheduled to reach the hills today and hold a public meeting at Kurseong.

Gurung had ruled out the possibility of withdrawing the shutdown until talks begin only on the issue of a separate state of Gorkhaland.

Since August 15, picketing was withdrawn by the GJM from various parts of the hills. But fresh picketing was visible in Mirik, Kurseong, Kalimpong, Sonada and other areas from this morning.

A vehicle was damaged in Sonada area last night, police said.

 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp