Darjeeling Hill TMC to hold important meeting on August 5

Hill TMC president Rajen Mukhia
Hill TMC president Rajen Mukhia informed the party is scheduled to hold an important meeting at its district office in Darjeeling on August 5. “The main focus of the meeting will be to strengthen the party, while some very important decisions will be taken on the day,” Mukhiya said. He further informed the party will also discuss about its plan to conduct blood donation camp in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong on August 15 as part of the Independence Day celebrations. The blood will be donated to area hospitals and will be used during any medical emergencies involving poor people, he added.
Informing the party will be more strict with its activities, Mukhia said now the party’s sister organisations including the youth and women wings will have to provide monthly report about their activities to the district working committee. He also claimed the Hill TMC will talk with the state government and party’s central leadership to conduct the Panchayat elections as soon as possible for the benefit of the rural populace and to address their grievances.

 GNLF holds rally in Panighatta

The Gorkha National Liberation Front’s Soureni-Panighatta unit today conducted a rally in Panighatta Bazaar demanding the reintroduction of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council in the Hills. The rally which started from Panighatta TG gate saw the party supporters shouting slogans on bringing DGHC back and dissolving the GTA. The rally after circumnavigation the town ended at Panighatta More, where the rally culminated into a general meeting.
Addressing the supporters, GNLF Kurseong unit general secretary Robin Lama said the DGHC was established by party suprimo Subhash Ghisingh to end the bloody agitation in 1988 after reaching a consensus with the state government.  “The DGHC is a constitutionally validated body, unlike the GTA. It should be reinstated again until the Sixth Schedule is implemented,” he stressed.
The rally today had the presence of GNLF Soureni-Panighatta convener Pradip Chettri, HPWU area chairman Rajesh Rai and party’s women front leader Pemu Chettri among many others. Reacting to Tshering Dahal leaving the party to join the GJM, Pemu Chettri said Dahal is not a political leader but an actor, who changes face every now and again.

Source: EOIC

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