Bimal Gurung, who has raised the flag for Gorkhaland for a long time, has said that our demand is still there. We will take our demand forward. This is our goal and vision. In the Lok Sabha elections of 2024, we will support the same party which will accept our demands.
All I want to say is that our demand for Gorkhaland still remains, we will take this cause forward. It is our aim, our vision. In the 2024 election, we will support the party which will take up this cause: Bimal Gurung, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, in Salt Lake, Kolkata. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/91PSnnFU9r- ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2020
It is worth mentioning that Bimal Gurung, who has been absconding for the last three years on the demand of Gorkhaland, suddenly appeared in Kolkata on Wednesday. Speaking to the media, he said - I am not a criminal. Nor am I malevolent. I am a political leader. I want a political solution for my political demand.
Center did not meet the commitment they made but Mamata Banerjee fulfilled all promises she made. So, I would like to separate myself from NDA, I would like to break our relation with BJP. In 2021 Bengal election we'll forge an alliance with TMC & give a reply to BJP: Bimal Gurung https://t.co/37j9SQQrnf- ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2020
During the press conference, he said - We supported BJP for 12 years but nothing happened about our demands. Now I declare that I will support Mamata Banerjee in the 2021 assembly elections. Now I am not with NDA.
Significantly, next year assembly elections are going to be held in Bengal, in such a situation, the return of Bimal Gurung is being seen as a big change. The Mamata Banerjee government has been supporting Bimal Gurung's rival Binoy Tamang in the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. Now Bimal Gurung's support for Mamta Banerjee can turn the political dice in the areas of Darjeeling.