Gangtok: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) supremo Bimal Gurung has slammed Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay for holding on to the ‘Dhoti of BJP’ to save his seat. Gurung, who is in alliance with Trinamool Congress led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has now accused Sikkim CM of working for BJP.
Addressing the public at Rangpo on the West Bengal side, just across the Sikkim border on April 10, Gurung stated, “Bharatiya Janata Party has eaten Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, now they are trying to eat Sikkim. It is about to eat the Sikkim government. To save the Sikkim government, they (government) are holding on to the Dhoti of Bharatiya Janata Party, to do their politics. This is my challenge, they have sent money for Darjeeling Hills and Terai regions.”
Reminding Golay of the friendly ties between Darjeeling Hills and Sikkim, Bimal Gurung stated, “We are divided by a river but connected like a nail and skin, we have been always there for each other. But in this election their government has interfered themselves, they have interfered in Darjeeling Hills with Raju Bista (BJP MP) to save his (Golay) own chair.”
GJMM supremo also brought to light about aiding Golay when he was in opposition in 2014. He stated, “I appeal to my brother (Golay) when in 2014 you were able to get 10 (assembly) seats, how much aid Bimal Gurung had given? You must be answerable. You must be able to say how much I helped you, but now you have reversed the favour.”
Adding the local touch to his address in Rangpo, Gurung said, “I will be of some significance to you in the future, but someone from Delhi will not come and help you. Your people will not support you, we are there for each other in funerals and marriages for each other, we help each other.”
Requesting Golay to not interfere in Bengal politics, Bimal Gurung said “We have evidence of a businessman from Namchi being involved and how you (Golay) were with Raju Bista recently. We are being displaced from our own place. Despite that such steps being taken, which we will not take lightly. I am not saying this to the people of Sikkim but to the person who is running the Sikkim government.”
On being asked about the statement of Bimal Gurung, Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay on Sunday responded, “I have nothing to say, he might have said as per his wish. We will not get involved in any kind of politics of another State. We did not get involved in the past and we will not get involved even now. They have an election fever, hence which politician says what about us, we have no opinion to give.”