Binoy Tamang resigns, winds up his faction of GJM

Smrita Khawas

Darjeeling, 15 Jul:

President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binoy faction) Binoy Tamang resigned from his post and party today. He said that this is the end of the Binoy faction of GJM and Bimal Gurung now leads GJM.

Addressing a press conference today, Mr Tamang said, "During the 2017 Gorkhaland agitation, I decided to divide Gorkha Janmukti Morcha into two factions but today I want to end the Binoy faction and return the party flag to Mr Bimal Gurung because he is the founder president of GJM. I request all the party leaders from GJM (Binoy faction) to change the faction’s name as per the High Court verdict.”

Mentioning that there are many reasons behind his resignation, Mr Tamang said that his party has lost two elections and since 2019 there has been a conspiracy at the national level to throw him out of politics.

“This is not the end of my political career. I will come back stronger and that will be my third phase of politics. I have been with two political parties - Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. My next journey will be in the interest of Darjeeling Hills and all Gorkha community," said Mr Tamang.

Reacting to the statement given by Binoy Tamang, general secretary of GJM (Binoy faction), Anit Thapa said that he was shocked when he heard of the resignation.

“I will respect Binoy Tamang forever. When Darjeeling Hills was suffering, he did his best to solve the problem. I am totally shocked. It would have been better if he had called a meeting and talked about everything. But he is a senior politician, maybe he thought of what is best for the future. I will always follow his path," said Mr Thapa.

Bimal Gurung, president of GJM (Bimal faction) said he respects Mr Tamang’s decision.

“I believe we don't need place, post or designation to work for the people. I respect the decision made by Binay Tamang," he stated.