Kolkata: Politics in the hills of North Bengal took a new turn on Friday with the joining of former Gorkha Territorial Administration chairman and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang and former GJM MLA Rohit Sharma in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.
Both joined in presence of senior party leaders Moloy Ghatak and Bratya Basu.
The Trinamool Congress (AITC) extended a warm welcome to both Tamang and Sharma, saying, ” We extend a very warm welcome to Binay Tamang and Rohit Sharma who joined us today in the presence of @basu_bratya and @GhatakMoloy. ‘
” Together, we will work towards the welfare of all people residing in the North Bengal region! ” it added.
Waxing eloquent about Mamata Banerjee, Tamang said, ” The hills have witnessed largescale development under her regime, ” and slammed the BJP.
Attaching priority to the uplift of the hills, Tamang, who parted his ways with the Bimal Gurung-led GJM in 2017, said, ” The BJP is using statehood issue to hoodwink people. “
The 45-member GTA election is likely to take place next year.