Kalimpong: March 29, 2012
After almost ten years of imprisonment, Chattrey Subba, now a free after his visits to Darjeeling, Sikkim, Dooars and Terai is now busy meeting his well wishers, supporters and relatives. A big question has now arisen; will the Gorkha Liberation Organization (GLO) head carry out any insurgency? Many times Subba himself has mentioned that when the right time favors he shall declare his programmes for Gorkhaland. He even says that after his freedom from the bars people from various places has approached him in order to carry out the revolt.
Hence with much encouragement from his dear ones the GLO front man had put forward applications at two venues to organize a public meeting, but the idea had to be dropped due to some reasons. Subba expressing his dismay over the phone about the cancellation of his public meeting which he had planned on March 29, 2012 at Dungra Community Hall, but the Naari Morcha had already booked the hall for their meeting on the same day. Even his next option, Town Hall was booked by the Yuva Morcha for March 29. Though 2 of his representatives had gone to book the hall along with an amount of Rs 3,300 still it could not happen. Instead the Town Hall organization gave the hall to the Yuva Morcha.
Giving his clarification on this matter, the Town Hall’s Cultural official, Mitendra Chettri said that 2 persons had approached regarding Subba’s meet, but the organization could not carry forward their application since they had arrived after office hours. Another reason for the application not being accepted was the absence of the party’s letter head, he added. Chettri further notified, that for any political meets, the concerned should submit 2 applications, 1 in the Town Hall’s office and another to the Police Department. Mentioning the process of booking of the hall, Chettri informed that after the application is submitted and enquired, it is then forwarded to the Sub Divisional officer for approval. Lastly he said that they had explained the process to the 2 representatives of GLO, but they never showed up. Therefore the Yuva Morcha in the meanwhile approached the organization and booked the hall as they have completed all the formalities.