BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Fugitive Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung wanted by the Bengal police for the last three years for violence and the murder of a policeman, surfaced in Kolkata on Wednesday and hinted that he was about to dump the BJP for the Trinamool Congress.
“I want to see Mamata Banerjee as chief minister again and I will do my best to get her all the seats in North Bengal in the 2021 elections,” Gurung said at a press meet.
“In the three years I have been in Delhi, I have seen the BJP. They have not kept any of their promises made to us. Mamata Banerjee has always kept her commitment so I want to join forces with her,” Gurung added.
“Our demand for Gorkhaland stands and whoever finds a political solution to this political problem will have my support in 2024 elections,” he added.
The chief of GJM, the outfit spearheading the Gorkhaland movement, Bimal Gurung had gone underground in September 2017 after a policeman was killed in a clash allegedly with his supporters. He was charged in several cases, including under the tough anti-terror law UAPA, and the Bengal police issued a lookout notice for him.
Sources said the 56-year-old was seen earlier today outside the Gorkha Bhavan guest house in Salt Lake on the outskirts of Kolkata. After sitting in a car for 30 minutes, he left when the gates of the building did not open. Though the local police were on the spot, no arrest was made.