Siliguri, Jan. 8: The Gorkha Janmukti Vidyarthi Morcha will campaign for candidates of the Kamtapur Students’ Organisation, the student wing of the Kamtapur Progressive Party in the union elections of Bagdogra Kalipada Ghosh Terai Mahavidyalaya to be held on January 18.
Anish Roy, a KSO central committee member, briefed reporters at Panchnoi on the outskirts of Siliguri, where Vidyarthi Morcha members are on an relay hunger strike, since January 2. “We have forged an alliance with the Vidyarthi Morcha and they will help us campaign,” Roy said. The union is now run by a Trinamul Chhatra Parishad-Chhatra Parishad combine.
Amrit Yonzon, the vice-president of the Vidyarthi Morcha, the student wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha spearheading the Gorkhaland movement, said: “The decision was taken jointly at a meeting recently. In response to our support, the KSO will, too, will extend support to our movements.”
Roy said the aim of both the outfits were the same. “Both of us are demanding a separate state and we want a recognition of the Kamtapur language.” Asked if the KSO would participate in Morcha agitation like hunger strikes and roadblocks, Roy said the matter would be decided after the college elections.