Siliguri, 4 September: The All India Trinamul Congress general secretary, Mr Mukul Roy, today claimed that the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha has got alienated from the people of the Hills with the party having autocratically rammed indefinite shutdown on them.
Addressing the press at NHPC Bhawan near Siliguri, Mr Roy said the Bengal chief minister Miss Mamata Banerjee&’s Kalimpong trip had put the final nail on its grave. “The people are now overwhelmingly with Miss Banerjee and her dream of a thriving Hills,” he added.
“The common people are now restive for a respite from the GJMM&’s shutdown histrionics. They are not for dividing Bengal to carve out Gorkhaland. They have boisterously responded to the CM&’s clarion call for development in preference to separation. We would fight the GJMM&’s divisive plank with a constructive one for development and goodwill for all,” he said. He further said the shutdown is now becoming a flop. sns