GNLFGorkha National Liberation Front (India)
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The Sherpas are also unhappy the way the GJM has led the Gorkhaland movement after relegating the GNLF to the sidelines.
Ghisingh is no more and even after having 'ruled' Darjeeling as the chairman of DGHC for almost two decades, his party GNLF itself has been reduced to just a hint of a mist.
In the ensuing years, the baton of leadership in the hills - based on a parochial churning of the ethnic Gorkha sentiment and anchored in a rigid interpretation of socio-economic norms dominated by those speaking the Nepali language in and around the Darjeeling hills - has been snatched from Ghisingh by his one-time trusted aide Bimal Gurung, whose GJM, a breakaway faction of the erstwhile GNLF, emerged as the dominant political force in Darjeeling, Dooars and Terai.
Political observers have already started drawing a parallel between Mamata's modus operandi with GJM and Gurung and what the erstwhile Left Front Government had done with GNLF and Ghisingh.
This suits the current state government as well as the Communist Party of India (Marxist), whose current Darjeeling district secretary Jibesh Sarkar has invited support from GNLF.
It is clarified that no such letter has been issued by the Union Home Secretary to anyone in GNLF nor any invitation extended to anyone for joining the talks," said the Ministry of Home Affairs.
He is threatening government and still government is doing nothing," said Rajen Mukhia, General Secretary, GNLF.
Meanwhile, a non-political organization that fights for the cause of the smaller states in the country, asked GNLF and all other activists supporting to separate state to work in unison.
Subash Gheising, the founder of GNLF was ousted and his opponents formed the parallel Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
However, a breakaway faction of GNLF in early 2008 set up the GJMM which over the past couple of months has been spearheading the agitation for the separate state of Gorkhaland.
GNLF launched the agitation for a separate state in 1980, but dropped the emand after New Delhi agreed to confer partial autonomy in 1988 for theepalese-speaking people.