Ms Banerjee’s party did not win a single seat in north Bengal that has a sizeable Gorkha, Adivasi and Rajbanshi population. The Gorkhalis were angry because of Ms Banerjee’s abortive bid to impose the Bengali language on them, and the use of excessive force by her government when the Gorkhas took to the streets demanding protection of their linguistic and cultural rights and a separate state of Gorkhaland.
An opinion piece in the changing political trend in Darjeeling Hills which witnesses a massive surge in support for BJP.
BJP Candidates won the Darjeeling Assembly as well as the state by-elections with a thumping majority.
TheDC presents an analysis of 2019 Darjeeling Vidhan Sabha By-polls, study of the political trends, ground realities, political issues, and other concerns.
The NDA is set to retain the Darjeeling MP seat and also win the state assembly by-elections in 2019.
This past week was full of heartbreaks. Over 290 people were killed in a horrific series of bomb-blasts in Sri Lanka. While our nation is continuing to vote for the next set of MPs and government, there have been many interesting new developments. Here is my Pick of The Week.
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!!”.