Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) faction chief Binoy Tamang on Tuesday (November 3) expressed satisfaction over the outcome of his meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Tamang said there was no discussion about Bimal Gurung in the meeting.

Binoy Tamang has vehemently opposed the return of Bimal Gurung to the Darjeeling hills.

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Binoy Tamang said while addressing a press conference, “Who is Bimal Gurung? We are not giving him any importance. He is out of my syllabus. Not our subject. Bimal Gurung chapter is closed. None of the TMC leaders has spoken on this. We did not discuss Bimal Gurung at all. "We have not discussed any issues related to Bimal Gurung. He is a fugitive and law will take its course. We talked about matters related to infrastructure development in the Hills. It was a fruitful meeting.”

While emphasizing the need to maintain peace and normalcy in the hills, Tamang said his party will not share any platform with Bimal Gurung.

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Gurung’s return to active politics in Bengal has fuelled speculations in Darjeeling, with supporters of both the factions trying to flex muscles.

Mamata Banerjee, along with Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay and state ministers Aroop Biswas and Firhad Hakim, held an hour-long closed-door meeting with Tamang and Thapa. The state government is yet to come out with a statement on the meeting.