Social boycott is still on Subash Ghisingh: GJM

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Darjeeling, Sep 1 (UNI) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today rubbished news reports that the party was considering lifting of social boycott on Subash Ghisingh, saying the GNLF leader was still an "unwanted man" in the hills.

GJM spokesman Binoy Tamang told UNI that the social ostracism of Ghisingh and other "corrupt" GNLF leaders was still in vouge and would continue.

Clarifying the stands of the GJM on the issue, Tamang said their party supremo Bimal Gurung was ''misquoted'' on social boycott issue on Ghisingh.

Gurung had said his party would welcome only those GNLF leaders, who had not been involved in "misutilisation of DGHC funds for last 20 years since 1988," Tamang quoted Gurung as saying.

Meanwhile, an all party meeting, convened by the GJM yesterday here, decided to lead a 20-member delegation to New Delhi for tripartite meeting on statehood demand on September 8.

Tamang said besides GJM's six members, one each member from ten other political parties in the hills and two each from Siliguri and Dooars will leave here for Delhi on September five.

Two members each from Siliguri and Jalpaiguri could be either from intellectuals, academicians or any other group like ngos.

Tamang said there will no representaion from the CPI(M) and the GNLF since they did not turn up in the all party meet at Gymkhana hall yesterday.

The GJM will meet again on Septmber four here to chalk out the strategy and who will lead the delegation, added Tamang.

He also denied an allegation that the GJM had served an ultimatum to the CPI(M) cadres of dire consequence if they did not shift allegience to the GJM.


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