Morcha blow to Agsu

Darjeeling, May 11: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has dissolved the Gorkha Janmukti Agsu, an affiliate association whose office-bearers are unaware of the decision.
“Agsu (All Gorkha Students’ Union) should stop using ‘Gorkha Janmukti’ as part of its nomenclature and can revert back to its earlier status. Bimal Gurung has said the Gorkha Janmukti Agsu has been dissolved because our party, too, has a students’ wing,” said Binay Tamang, the media and publicity secretary of the Morcha.
The decision has come as a surprise to many as Gurung’s party seemed to have accepted Agsu as its affiliate. The Morcha president had not only flagged off the organisation’s march from Darjeeling to the Sankosh on April 13, but had also reached the spot a fortnight later to meet the marchers.
Agsu, which was formed in 1994, was essentially a brainchild of Roshan Giri, the current general secretary of the Morcha. After Giri joined the Morcha on October 7 last year, the students’ body elected Ravi Shanker as its president.
Shanker said he was unaware of Gurung’s decision. “The Morcha leaders had asked us to change the nomenclature. If such a decision has been taken we will soon sit for a meeting to chart our future course of action”, said Shanker.
GNLF resignations
Members of the GNLF in Mirik have resigned from the party and have decided to dissolve the branch committee, reports our Kurseong correspondent.
“All frontal organisations and units in every ward of the Mirik Municipality have also been dissolved. We have already sent the resignations to Subash Ghisingh (the GNLF chief),” said L.B. Rai the president of the GNLF in Mirik and chairman of the municipality. (The Telegraph)

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