DARJEELING: The possibility of the come back of People’s Democratic Front (PDF), a combined front of Hill Parties seems eminent after the announcement made by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) barring all parties from holding public meetings. Speaking at a press conference, All India Gorkha League strongly condemned GJM’s declaration."During the rule of Gorkha National Liberation Front, Subash Ghisingh barred any other party from holding public meetings. Though Subash Ghisingh has been chased away from the hills, things still seems to remain the same. The West Bengal Government is behind this. There is a conspiracy going on between the Government and some parties to get the Sixth Schedule Bill passed in the Parliament. Gorkhaland Autonomous Council or Gorkhaland Territorial Council is been negotiated under the disguise of Sixth Schedule Bill. Darjeeling MP Dawa Narbula knows all about this. Since we are set to expose it, under the command by the West Bengal Government, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has clamped down upon us and declared their verdict of not allow other parties to hold public meetings."
Speaking aggresively against GJM Tamang said, "GJM has become the new avatar of Ghisingh. The Sixth Schedule is still alive. This is what we are trying to tell the people. Since election is coming, GJM leaders went to Delhi and quietly got their party registered with the election commission. This was the very party which had told us that they do not need to get registered since they were not interested in elections. Now then since they had so called dedicated themselves entirely to Gorkhaland why did they get registered for election. This is because they are preparing for election. But then which election are they preparing for?" Are they preparing for election to be held under the West Bengal Municipal Act? Or under Panchayat Act or under Hill Development Act? Elections to the Council are done under Hill Development Act. There are pointers to incoming elections."
Alleging that Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council caretaker Chairman, B. L. Meena has gifted furnitures worth 12 lakhs to the leaders of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Tamang said, "12 Lakhs worth furnitures were gifted by B. L. Meena to GJM leaders. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones around. I do not speak without facts."
Speaking out on the issue of politics, he said, "Politics is both competition and collaboration. Why get all worked out when you get a little bit of competition. Subash Ghisingh’s mentality will not work in Darjeeling Hills now."
Offering his best wishes for the Durga Puja celebrations to the people, he said, "All India Gorkha League will organise a huge public meeting after the festivals.
Addressing to the situation that unfolded at Bijanbari yesterday, where a function organised by Bijanbari People’s Cultural Association was to be addressed by R. B. Rai, former Parliamentarian and General Secretary, Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists and C. K. Shrestha, Working President of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Tamang said, "The function could not take place as Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha suddenly called for a strike in Bijanbari. They were ordered to call for a strike on Sunday because GJM bosses at Darjeeling did not wanted R. B. Rai and C. K. Shrestha to meet or address the people. Why did they call for strike on Sunday all Government Offices are already closed on that day. Bimal Gurung has also said that now all other pro-Gorkhaland parties’ chapter has closed. What is that? This will only lead to destructive tendancy. There are a lot of things that are going on and smacks of conspiracy. Why did Amar Lama and Anmol Prasad went to visit West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya after the Delhi Tripartite Meeting? What was the motive behind this secret meeting? The people needs answers. GJM has declared that they will release the 51 page memorandum submitted to the Central Government though internet. How many people in Darjeeling have access to Internet? People who receive 1200 per month after toiling at the Tea Gardens do they go home and check their email or gather wood for dinner."
Informing the people about a massive amount of money being distributed among contractors in the futures, Tamang said, "On the 3rd of October around 30 crores will be paid to the contractors for various projects. No one knows about the projects undertaken with this money. Or when and where they were initiated. It is strange that out of the blue 30 crores will be distributed to contractors for projects which does not exist, which resulted from no tender notifications and which essentially defies all logic. I think B. L. Meena and West Bengal Government has a lot to answer…it does seem like a big payofff.
On the issue of getting GJM’s registration revoked, he said, "We will be writing through a lawyer to the Election Commission requesting GJM’s registration to be revoked. We will also send letters to Union Home Minister, Union Home Secretary, State Principal Secretary, Human Right Commission among others. We will request for their registration to be revoked on the basis of Representative Act."