No question of alliance with GNLF on Gorkhaland: Gurung

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Siliguri, Mar 7 (UNI) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung today ruled out any alliance with the GNLF to demand a seperate Gorkhaland, even as DGHC caretaker administrator Subash Ghisingh has promised to resign from his post by March 10.

Talking to reporters on arriving at the Bagdogra airport from New Delhi, along with a seven-member GJM delegation, Mr Gurung said, '' The Gorkha National Liberation Front has sold itself out to the government. They had earlier agreed to the impostion of the Sixth Schedule in the hill areas and betrayed the people. We do not trust them anymore and there is no question of allying with them to press our demands. However, we are ready to form alliances with other organisations to strengthen our movement for Gorkhaland.'' To a question on whether Mr Subash Ghisingh would be allowed to enter Darjeeling after stepping down, Mr Gurung said, '' It is for the people to decide. If the public do not want him to enter the hill areas, then we cannot go against their wishes.'' He also said his team had held discussions with several Central leaders in New Delhi and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had assured to look into the matter.

Mr Subash Ghisingh, who is presently lodged at a guest house under Bhaktinagar police station near Siliguri, had declared that he would resign from the DGHC on March 10.

Meanwhile, thousands of supporters thronged the streets to welcome Mr Gurung and his team, who proceeded from the Bagdogra airport towards Darjeeling.


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