ABTBS criticises TYA’s decision to support TMC
MIRIK, 3 Mar 2014: The central committee of the Akhil Bharatiya Tamang Bodh Sangh has criticised the Tamang Youth Association’s decision to support the Trinamool Congress candidate from Darjeeling constituency for the Lok Sabha election.
Speaking to reporters today, ABTBA general secretary MK Tamang said the decision to support a particular party could affect the very organisational structure and unity among community members. Everyone should be aware of the political situation and individually decide on which party or candidate to support.
“The decision to support TMC does not include the entire Tamang community’s views and is completely individualistic,” the ABT (EOIC)
Dev board approval elates Tamang community
PRADIP LOHAGUN, KALIMPONG, 3 Mar 2014: The approval by the state cabinet for the formation of a Tamang Development Board has elated members of the Tamang community. The Tamang Youth Association today called a press meet in town following the return of its representatives from Kolkata after meeing with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The TYC leaders expressed happiness and thanked the chief minister for fulfilling their wish.
TYA president Bishnu Golay said, “The matter will now be discussed by the SC/ST department and the board formed once the Lok Sabha elections are over.”
Golay added the TYA will support the TMC in the election. “We are very thankful to the TMC for its support and have decided to support the party in the upcoming election as a goodwill gesture,” he said.
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