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Rai, Trinamool Congress councillor of Mirik municipality, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Man Ghising and the Sanchabir Subba (GJM) are also part of the new board.
"I received a letter from the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) last night and within 24 hours we have responded.
While the police denied the allegations, the two prominent political parties in the hills - the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Gorkha National Liberation Front - claimed the deceased Tashi Bhutia was one of their active party members.
The Trinamool is a principal force in all the areas, and is hoping to break the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's stranglehold in the hills by tying up with the Gorkha National Liberation Front. State Tourism Minister and Trinamool Congress leader from north Bengal, Gautam Deb, was confident of an impressive show in the hills.
The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) was formed in 1980s and under the leadership of Subash Ghising and the tension declined with the formation of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) later on the DGHC was changed to Darjeeling Gorkha Autonomous Hill Council (DGAHC).
Various leaders from Gorkha National Liberation Front, All India Gorkha League and those expelled from GJM had joined the Trinamool in the hills.
Also, L B Rai, Trinamool Congress councilor of Mirik municipality, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Man Ghising and Sanchabir Subba (GJM) are also part of the new board.
Although the GJM has joined hands with what remains of Ghisingh's Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), no one in the hills is unaware of their bitter relations in the past.
Giri said that a meeting of six political parties, including GJM and Gorkha National Liberation Front during the day, decided to strengthen the movement for a seperate Gorkhaland.
Summary: Kolkata [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting with the leaders of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha party (GJM) and Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday welcomed the move, saying, "time is right that all concerned parties should sit across the table and discuss" the 'Gorkhaland issue.'
For over three decades, people in the hills have largely voted only for parties such as the GJM and Gorkha National Liberation Front or for the BJP in general elections.
The bill repeals the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Act passed in August 1988 that brought Gorkha National Liberation front (GNLF) led by Subhas Ghising to power.