Police are working like TMC cadre, fight won't stop: GJM chief Gurung
Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], June 14 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Wednesday said that the police were working like the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadre and the fight wouldn't stop even if all Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel of country were sent to Darjeeling.
"The police work like TMC cadre. Even if all CRPF personnel of country are sent here, our fight won't stop," Gurung said.
Yesterday, as many as six parties including the GJM and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adopted a resolution for a separate Gorkhaland state.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) did not attend the meeting.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is monitoring the situation developing in Darejeeling.
Inculpating the ruling TMC for the ongoing protest in Darjeeling by the GJM, the BJP accused the state government of alienating the community, which resultsed in them facing an identity crisis.
"The Gorkhas belong to India, but the state government has alienated them to such an extent that they lost their belief of belonging to this country. It is the identity crisis which has initiated such violence," BJP state vice president Chandra Kumar Bose told ANI.
Bose held the state government responsible for the escalated tension in Darjeeling and said that the ruling regime cannot solve this issue by simply providing some funds and forming the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).
Meanwhile, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri has sought Centre's intervention in the political turmoil in the state.
Giri had said that a delegation of members of the GJM would call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to apprise them about the 'Gorkhaland Movement'.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has branded the GJM protest as 'abhorrent' and appealed to the people of the region to maintain peace.
The GJM supporters are also protesting against the alleged imposition of Bengali in the schools of the hills.
The agitation arose from an announcement made by Banerjee earlier that Bengali would be taught compulsorily up to Class 10 in the state schools.
After the GJM cadres clashed with the police following their protests against Mamata's visit to Darjeeling and her decision to make Bengali compulsory in syllabus of schools across the state, the Army was called in to control the situation.
The protest led by the GJM turned violent after protestors resorted to vandalism as they torched police vehicles and attacked policemen. (ANI)