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Bimal blames Doval for ST demand impasse

SILIGURI, JANUARY 6: Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung has blamed National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ajit Doval, for "derailing" the process of granting tribal status to 11 Gorkha communities. Gurung has also claimed that the BJP-led Central Government will "never grant" such status to the communities, and that if it did by any chance, all the credit would go to his faction of the Morcha.Addressing a programme organised by the Salbari Bazaar Saipatri Sangh at Salbari near Siliguri, Gurung further said that he would send a...
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Gurung support rings alarm bells for TMC

DARJEELING, DECEMBER 22: Bimal Gurung's assertion on his return to Darjeeling that he would win the 3 hill Assembly seats even if elections were held immediately has come as a fresh poser for new-found ally Trinamul.The Trinamul is in alliance with both rival factions of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha headed by Gurung and Binay Tamang, and bitterness has escalated with this assertion. Also, within Trinamul, leaders are questioning how the party can accept the support of someone who openly wants a separate state of Gorkhaland to be carved out of...
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Bimal Gurung stand worries TMC

JALPAIGURI, DECEMBER 15: Several Trinamul Congress functionaries apparently told Mamata Banerjee on Monday that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung's...
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SC rejects GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s plea seeking protection from arrest

New Delhi, March 16: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former GJM leader Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal and for an independent probe into the alleged killings of Gorkhaland supporters in the state. A bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan rejected the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's plea saying it was not a fit case for relief. "It cannot be said to be a case of individual persecution by the state," the bench said while pronouncing the order. The...
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