Monday, March 10, 2008

Samay Web Ghising set to resign today in Darjeeling

Siliguri (WB), Mar 10: With just a day left for Subash Ghising to resign as the caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council in Darjeeling, all possible measures are being taken to maintain peace in the hills.

Darjeeling district magistrate Rajesh Pandey told newsmen that the administration was doing everything possible to maintain peace in the hills.

Ghising, who is staying at a WBSEB guest house here after his entry to Darjeeling was barred by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha workers for the second time this month, is supposed to return to the hill station today to submit his resignation.

GJM president Bimal Gurung said that his party workers would not block roads when Ghising proceeds to Darjeeling today, but cannot be sure what the common people's reaction would be.

Gurung had earlier said that Ghising would not be allowed to enter the hills till he resigned from his post.

Asked who would replace Ghising, Jalpaiguri divisional commissioner B L Meena told newsmen that a senior administrative officer would be given the charge.

But, he had not received any information from the higher authorities till this evening about the person to whom the charge would be handed over, he said.

Meanwhile, Ghising in his typical bravado said here that he was not finished. "I will return to Darjeeling like Subash Ghising of the 80s."