GJM to support Trinamool-Cong alliance
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The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will support the Trinamool-Congress alliance at the seats in the plains. There are 10 such seats — three in Darjeeling and seven in Jalpaiguri district — where the Morcha has a sizeable number of followers.
"Our aim is to drive out the Left Front from power as it has done nothing for the people of the Hills in the 34 years of its rule. We have faith in Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee who has already started developmental works for Darjeeling through Railways and we are hopeful that she will do more when she comes to power," GJM president Bimal Gurung said today.
The CPM, meanwhile, reacted strongly to the GJM's decision, saying that it has exposed the relationship between the Morcha and the Trinamool Congress.
"We have been saying time and again that the Trinamool has a nexus with the Maoists and the Morcha. They are for division of Bengal," said Rabin Dev, CPM Central committee member.
"They will get a fitting reply from the people in the next elections," he added.
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