KURSEONG, Feb. 18: Following the report that the AIGL chief, Mr Madan Tamang, might come to Darjeeling via Siliguri, a large number of GJMM supporters gathered at major road junctures today to stop him from stepping into the Hills.
GJMM central committee member from Kurseong, Mrs Jyoti Gurung, said that Mr Tamang constantly tried to create disharmony among the Gorkha community. She also said that since he had always been in touch with the CPI-M leaders and have been trying to tarnish the image of GJMM, he would not be allowed to enter the Hills. He is a threat to peace in Darjeeling, she added.
GJMM activists assembled at two places ~ Kurseong Motor Stand and Tourists Lodge ~ at 3 p.m. to stop Mr Tamang from entering the Hills. They took off the blockade when they came to know that Mr Tamang was not coming today. Mr Taman, however, said that he is currently in Darjeeling. He also said that he would hold a Press conference on 20 February.