Darjeeling: The Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM-BT) on Monday organised protests against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in various parts of Darjeeling hills over the CBI episode in Kolkata.
In a press statement released on Monday, Tamang, who has pledged his allegiance to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led Third Front, accused the BJP of indulging in vendetta politics.
“In the past few months the CBI has seen a lot of drama regarding the appointment of the CBI Chief and yesterday we saw how the CBI has been used as a political tool in West Bengal. The CBI today is left with zero credibility and sadly suppose to be an autonomous agency (sic),” Tamang said in the release.
“Its disheartening to see how central institutions are being hijacked only to discredit political opponents. This step is against the federal structure of india and does not bode well for the Centre – State relationship. The CBI today has become a tool for the BJP to use as a tool for vindictive politics (sic),” he further said.
Reiterating his support for Banerjee, he said: “The GJM strongly condemns such mockery of democracy and federal structure and stand by Ms Mamata Banerjee at this time (sic).”
Sources at GJM (BT) said that a delegation led by Tamang, including the current Gorkhaland Territorial Administration-appointed Board of Administrators Anit Thapa, Amar Singh Rai, Rohit Sharma, and Sanchabir Subba, will meet Banerjee. They may even join the dharna in Kolkata on February 5 to show their solidarity for the Trinamool Congress leader.