DDUDF FIR against DK Pradhan a GJM leader in Kalimpong

Kalimpong The apex committee of the DDUDF (Darjeeling Dooars United Development Foundation, ) has lodged a FIR agains DK Pradhan with Kalimpong Police Station. The police complaint lodged by DDUDF apex committee president Dr. Enos Das Pradhan alleges DK Pradhan had delivered an inflammatory speech against independent candidate Dr. Mahendra P Lama thereby putting the latter’s security at risk. The foundation has expressed apprehension citing a news report on April 15 in a Nepali daily stating DK Pradhan’s speech in an election campaign meeting in Kalimpong.

BGP spokesperson R Moktan at a press meet in Kalimpong.
BGP spokesperson R Moktan at a press meet in Kalimpong.

Speaking to media persons, DDUDF apex committee member R Moktan condemned DK Pradhan for his “aggressive speech” against Dr. Lama. He said, “In his speech he (DK Pradhan) has said that the GJM will take ahead the statehood struggle after the elections and has claimed Dr. Mahendra P Lama will be responsible if any untoward incidents take place then. Such a speech means a direct threat on Lama’s life.”

Moktan, who is also the BGP spokesperson, has demanded the police to take strong action against the GJM leader for his inflammatory speech. He added DK Pradhan has also tried to defame Dr. Lama by leveling baseless allegations against him.

Moktan claimed, “DK Pradhan alleged that Dr. Lama demanded cash and the job of ambassador in exchange of agreeing with the GJM’s request to withdraw his nomination.” He added, “We firmly object to such baseless and bogus allegations.” He also expressed apprehensions saying there might be attacks on Dr. Lama after the elections and added the administration must provide appropriate protection to the independent candidate. Moktan said the organisation will to knock on the high court’s doors if the need arises regarding the matter.

Source – Eoi

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