GJM Bimal faction’s Chief Coordinator resigns

SmritaKhawas

Siliguri, 18 Jan:

Chief Coordinator ofGorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal faction),Tilak Chandra Roka has resigned from his post. Addressing a press conference at Darjeeling Press Guild, Tilak Chandra Roka said,“Change in the political ideology of GJMM is the main reason for my resignation.When GorkhaJanmuktiMorcha was formed, the main agenda of the party was Gorkhaland (permanent political solution), but as of now GJMM is in alliance with the party that we were against in 2017, so everyone can see everything has changed and I can't support this.” He said that he will continue to oppose GJMM [Binoy faction] but added that he has not decided if he will join any other political party. When asked why he took this long to resign from his post, Mr Roka said, "I supported GorkhaJanmuktiMorcha (Bimal faction) till 2020 because I also wanted the displaced supporters to come back to their homes and it's not because GJMM left BJP and supported TMC that I resigned,but it's because we can never forget the pain and struggle which we went through since 2013 till 2020. If we do then anyone can come up and make false promises again in the future.” Mr Roka further said that he had made two things clear in the meeting before organising the conference in Kolkata; that he will never appeal to the public to support or vote for the ruling party of West Bengal (TMC) and that he will never cast a vote in their favor.

“Whoever is in power at the Centre, may be BJP, Congress or any other political party, I believe they will give us justice to our community. But for now I cannot support the one who is leaving all of us in the middle of nowhere," said Mr Roka.