Nothing short of separate state: GJM chief

Kumani (WB), Feb 11 (PTI) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)chief Bimal Gurung today vowed to continue the agitation for aseparate state and asserted his party will not accept anyinterim set-up.

"Nothing short of Gorkhaland is now acceptable for themorcha. No discussion on interim set-up anymore," Gurung toldreporters after the GJM meeting at Kumani, on the border ofDarjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts.

Gurung, who reiterated the demand for a CBI probe intothe Sipchu police firing on February eight leading to thedeath of two persons, stated to be morcha supporters, allegedthat the CPI-M conspired the violence for political gains.

Asking Gorkhas to cast "not a single vote for thekiller CPI-M" in the next polls, Gurung said, "I am askingevery Gorkha, you can vote any non-CPI-M political party, butdo not vote for the Marxists."

Claiming the Adivasi Vikash Parishad in the Dooarsbelt was on their side, Gurung said, "Everybody can see howthe tribals as well as the Gorkhas had been economicallydeprived by the Left Front in the 34 years of their rule inWest Bengal.

"The CPI-M will not be able to create fissures amongthe GJM and Adivasi Vikash Parishad anymore."

Elaborating on the next phase of agitation, Gurungsaid the GJM will continue relay fast and padayatra in Dooarsin the coming days.

"We are determined to hold the padayatra from Kumanito Sankosh and will continue to camp at Kumani till we areallowed to move on," he said.

"But our movement will remain peaceful," he said. PTICORR SUS

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