Saturday, November 15, 2008

Press Statement by Gana Pratirodh Mancha

A delegation on behalf of Gana Pratirodh Mancha( state unit of Revolutionary Democratic Front) visited Darjeeling on 11th October 2008.
It was lead by Raja Sorkhel ,state committee secretary of Gana Pratirodh Mancha(GPM). It also comprised of Prosun Chattopaddhay and Gour Chakroborty , two state committee members of Gana Pratirodh Mancha.
They met with senior leaders of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and expressed their solidarity with the struggle being waged by the Gorkha people for a separate state of Gorkhaland. Gana Pratirodh Mancha and RDF fully supports the legitimate demand for a separate Gorkhaland state and the democratic movement being led by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha. The news of this meeting was informed to the public and the media in a open press conference held in Jalpaiguri.

But it has been noted that a part of the media including some television channels have been broadcasting news saying that the meeting was secret and it was part of a maoist pact with Gorkha Janamukti Morcha. Gana Pratirodh Mancha(GPM) is making it clear that the meeting was in no way a secret meeting and has nothing to do with any party or organisation except GPM.
GPM strongly condemns the gross distortion of facts by a part of the media . It urges them to play a more responsible role in representing the facts regarding GPM.

-Raja Sorkhel

Gour Chakroborty

Prosun Chattopaddhay