Accusing the BJP of never clarifying its position on the Gorkhaland issue, Bimal Gurung demanded the resignation of Darjeeling MP Raju Bista.
Gurung, who was going to Siliguri by train, left it and went there by road as an Adivasi organisation put up a rail blockade to press for their demands.
Ghosh told reporters that the TMC has now joined hands with forces it had once labelled as 'anti-national', with an eye on three assembly seats in the Hills.
The purpose of his visit to north Bengal is to assess the "ground realities", Dhankhar said, adding that he has received reports about the prevailing situation in the area.
Tamang, along with Gorkha Territorial Administration chairman Anit Thapa, are scheduled to meet Banerjee at the secretariat to discuss matters of concern, the sources said.
According to a TMC leader, the party was in talks with the Binay Tamang (faction) of the GJM to ensure that it gets along with Gurung's organization, ahead of the 2021 elections.
Accusing the BJP of not keeping its commitment on the Gorkhaland issue, Gurung said his party would support the TMC in full swing in the 2021 Assembly elections
The state had accused its northern neighbour of giving shelter to the GJM supremo who is wanted in several cases including Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) (UAPA), murder, rioting and arson.
Gurung has been evading arrest since August when cases were lodged against him under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts in Darjeeling
Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for violence in the hills and said the people of the region "will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir".
The clashes erupted when the police raided Tukvar area near Patlaybas – a stronghold of Bimal Gurung – after receiving information that he had entered Darjeeling through Tukvar.
In the Kurseong Municipality, the GJM had won 17 wards and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) the remaining three in the polls held in May.
Mamata Banerjee and BJP hit out at each other today over Rajnath Singh meeting GJM general secretary Roshan Giri.
Rebel GJM members Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa were made the chairman and vice chairman of the board respectively.
The move, the CM Mamata Banerjee hoped, will be welcomed by the people of the Hills though a few may not like it personally.