Gurung and his party are our alliance partner, says Dilip

state BJP president Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata: A day after the Supreme Court rejected elusive Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung’s plea for relief from arrest, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh has claimed that there were only an alliance and electoral understanding with him and his party.

Distancing himself from Mr Gurung he made it clear that the BJP would not be responsibile for any other issue.

Asked about the state BJP’s stand on Mr Gurung Mr Ghosh on Saturday said, “The BJP does have any stand because the matter is pending at the court. Mr Gurung and his party are our alliance partner. So an electoral understanding is in place with them. When the election comes, we meet to decide who will support whom and where.”

He added, “Besides their party and its functionning are different from ours. There is no other responsibility on our part.”

Significantly it was Mr Ghosh who had rallied support behind Mr Gurung when the latter was booked in many cases of violence by the police during the unrest in Darjeeling.

He had even accused the Mamata Banerjee government then of falsely implicating the GJM chief.

Meanwhile, Mr Ghosh alleged that the non-BJP governments were taking credits of the central welfare schemes.

“The central government is working for the people. It has announced 100 projects and released funds with an eye on the funds’ utilisation so that the common people can get the benefits,” he said.

Mr Ghosh complained, “The work is underway in those states where our party is in power. But in those states where other parties are in power they are either not running those projects or running them only after changing their names.

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