A constable of Sikkim Police, who had come to Bengal on poll duty, reportedly went missing while he was bathing in river Ganga at Jangipur…
To me this election is about out right, our security, , our identity, and our very existence which has been is under threat from the Mamta Banerjee led TMC government of West Bengal. This election is primarily about Gorkhas and Gorkhaland Vs. the veiled attempts at diluting and eventually eradicating the Gorkha identity and the atrocities and injustices inflicted by Mamta Banerjee and TMC upon us and nothing else.
“We will recognise the 11 left out Indian Gorkha sub-tribes as Schedule Tribes. We are also committed to implement the reservation in the legislative assembly of Sikkim for Limboo and Tamang tribes.
We are committed to work towards finding a permanent political solution to the issue of Darjeeling Hills, Siliguri Terai and Dooars region.”
Apparently even people in the TMC camp are now saying things like,
• “I support TMC from head to toe, but my index finger belongs to BJP”,
• “ Amar Sir lai vote deu, kamal ko phul ma”
• “Mamata Didi amar rahos, BJP le jiti halos!!”.
There are so many associations in Darjeeling. All of them, including those that doesn’t exist or has come about overnight, has announced their support to one or the other candidate that we felt there was no point in supporting any candidate. Actually, by keeping aloof from the political scenarios, we wanted to protect our identity without being seen as frustrated
“People here are looking for a permanent political solution in the highest form of constitutional autonomy. They will vote in favour of BJP as it has always tried to accommodate the Gorkha aspirations in its political manifesto while the Bengal government has clearly stated that they oppose the idea of Gorkhaland,” he said.
Five “Bhumiputra” candidates yesterday filed their nominations for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, we wish all the son-of-the-soil candidates Good Luck