Kurseong, 31 October: The Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha chief, Mr Bimal Gurung, is reported to have taken ill last evening presumably due to exhaustion as he kept himself engaged in reviving the party, keeping the ruling Trinamul Congress from denting into its traditional turfs. He has been encamping here since 28 October.
His close aides said he fell ill after he had visited a number of villages in Kurseong sub-division yesterday.
“He continued meeting party members despite the exhaustion he was in following the visit to the remote rural areas of the sub-division. As he was found to be suffering from fever, an eminent doctor at Kurseong SD Hospital Mr A K Barui was called in. He checked him and prescribed medicines. As per Dr Barui, Mr Gurung was suffering from cold and fever,” one of them said. A senior GJMM leader today said that Mr Gurung’s heath is fine.