Gurung in Kurseong to re-jig party organisation

The Statesman

Kurseong, 28 October
The GJMM chief, Mr Bimal Gurung, arrived in Kurseong this evening to re-jig his party organisation in the sub-division, now smarting under the effect of the exodus continuing from the party to the Trinamul Congress. He is expected to stay here for about five days, according to the GJMM sources.
He met several leaders representing the party’s frontal organisations at multipurpose hall in Kurseong. The discussions were focused on pumping life into the grass-root organisations to stop the spree of desertions.
“He would visit villages extensively as the rural areas remain the main spring of the GJMM strength that has remained unscathed despite challenges thrown to it  from to time since the party was formed in 2007,” said a senior leader based in the town.
“The situation is grim for the GJMM with the fear of more switches to the ruling party becoming stronger. The saving grace is that the majority is still attached to the cause of Gorkhaland and they would prefer a party attuned to the regional aspirations rather to a national or state-based one,” said an observer. 
Mr Gurung claimed that his people are still with him. “Only a handful have switched, lured by the benefits their association with the ruling party is expected to fetch,” he said.
“At least three new samasthi committees will be formed during my stay here,” he said, adding that he would come back after the Diwali.


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