Friday, February 29, 2008

Ghisingh Resigns!

People burn Ghisingh effigy in Darjeeling


Darjeeling, Feb 29: Unconfirmed reports suggests that Subash Ghisingh, the caretaker administrator of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister of West Bengal. However, the news has not yet been confirmed. Writers Building sources corroborating on the GJM Central Committee Members and President Bimal Gurung’s statement suggest that Subash Ghisingh has no option left but to resign. The West Bengal Government and the Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharya himself has committed to the removal of Subash Ghisingh, the caretaker administrator of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. “If Subash Ghisingh does not submit his resignation then we will remove him within ten days,” said Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. Subash Ghisingh is meanwhile in New Delhi in a desperate mission to salvage his brain child ‘the Sixth Schedule Amendment Bill’. He is said to have tendered his resignation from New Delhi. However, again this has not yet been confirmed. It may be noted that Subash Ghisingh as been personally facing massive resentment and protest back home in Darjeeling Hills. There has been an indefinite strike for more than a week and over 300 individuals have been in ‘fast onto death’ demanding Ghisingh’s resignation and the withdrawal of the Sixth Schedule Amendment Bill. His own party members including GNLF MLA from Darjeeling, Pranai Rai have been demanding for his resignation and his commitment to the Gorkhaland Movement.