Baseless Allegations – Gorkhaland agitation funded by foreign powers

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Sunday brushed aside allegations that its statehood agitation in the hills was being funded by foreign powers.

“It is a baseless allegation that our movement is being funded by foreign powers. Unable to find the GJM supporters against whom arrest warrants were issued, the government is saying that they have fled to a neighbouring country. This is wrong,” Tamang said.

He was responding to media queries a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that GJM leaders were doling out ration and money in the hills and that her government will probe where such funds were coming from.

The GJM has also convened an all-party meeting Monday at Gymkhana Club of Darjeeling to discuss the current political situation.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy hoped that “good sense will prevail in the GJM”.

Another party leader Subrata Mukherjee said, “The decision taken by Mamata Banerjee to oppose division of the state once more is historic. The people of Bengal are with Mamata Banerjee.”

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