NOTE: An earlier article, which had foreseen this situation developing and had warned against it, can be read here: GORKHAS UNSAFE IN BENGAL
Anadabazar Patrika, the leading Bengali Daily in North Bengal has reported that the Darjeeling District Electoral Office (DEO) has announced the removal of absconding GJM Chief Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri’s name from the voters’ list.
According to ABP, on Wednesday, the DEO announced that despite repeated notices to appear before it, both Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri have failed to present themselves.
The report further claims that, in addition to removing the names of these two GJM leaders, the names of Bimal Gurung’s wife Asha Gurung, his two children and also the name of Roshan Giri’s wife have been struck off from the voter’s list.
No reactions to this new development have come from the Bimal-Roshan camp so far.