GJM releases video clip against Harka Bahadur Chettri

Morcha video to nail Harka
Writes Vivek Chhetri

Darjeeling, Oct. 1: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has brought out a video clip to show how Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri purportedly changed his stance and went against his own words.

The 12.34 minute video mainly consists of various bytes of Chhetri, Bimal Gurung and Darjeeling MLA Trilok Dewan.

The clip starts with the Morcha president announcing the names of the party’s three candidates, Chhetri, Dewan and Rohit Sharma, for the 2011 Assembly elections.

With Dewan and Sharma by his side, Chhetri is shown saying: “A very big responsibility has been given to us and we will try and we will try not to let him (Gurung) down. We will prove that his (Gurung’s) decision was right….. We will take our argument to a high that has reached under Bimal Gurung and we will try and make Bengal government bow.”

On the day of nomination, March 28, 2011, Chhetri is seen talking about the possibility of resigning as the MLA even before going to the Assembly. “This (resignation) could also happen the day after we win the election if the necessity arises and Bimal Gurung directs,” Chhetri says.

Harka Bahadur Chhetri
Harka Bahadur Chhetri

Chhetri had gone against the Morcha’s directive to resign from the Assembly and quit the party instead, alleging that Gurung was acting in a dictatorial manner.

On the counting day, May 13, 2011, Chhetri is shown saying: “The moment I had got the ticket I had said the Morcha’s candidate, whoever it may be, will win and not Harka Bahadur Chhetri. Our priority is Gorkhaland and we will not overlook development either.”

Sources in the Morcha said the video would be shown across the hills to expose Chhetri’s changing stand since 2011. The video was shown at the party’s public meeting in Kalimpong yesterday.

Chhetri, who is in Calcutta, couldn’t be contacted.

A truncated video of four minutes is also doing the rounds in the social media.

Source Telegraph

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