STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

No possibility of sharing platform with Bimal Gurung: Binoy Tamang ahead of meeting Mamata 

Tamang, before boarding a flight to Kolkata, told reporters in Siliguri that Gurung was a fugitive and any association with him was improbable.

Published: 03rd November 2020 12:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2020 12:58 AM   |  A+A-

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: A day before his scheduled meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss matters of concern in the Hills, GJM faction chief Binoy Tamang on Monday ruled out any possibility of sharing a platform with his rival and Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung.

Tamang, before boarding a flight to Kolkata, told reporters in Siliguri that Gurung was a fugitive and any association with him was improbable.

"We are not sharing any administrative and political platform with Gurung. He has been charged with so many cases, almost 150 cases, including some under the UAPA. How can we have any association with him?" Tamang said.

Gurung, who had been in hiding for three years, resurfaced in Kolkata on October 21 and pledged support to the TMC, after quitting the NDA, triggering discontent among the Tamang faction which had always backed the Mamata Banerjee party in the past.

Rallies were taken out in the Hills by the Tamang faction opposing Gurung's entry since October 22, prompting the fugitive leader's loyalists to organise counter rallies welcoming him.

Staunch Tamang supporter and GTA chairman Anit Thapa would also be present at the state secretariat meeting on Tuesday, a TMC leader said.

"Yes, a meeting has been called by the CM at the state secretariat tomorrow, where Tamang and Thapa would be present. We are sure everyone will back the CM's initiative to develop and beautify the Darjeeling hills in the interest of its people," he added.



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.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp