Seems like a power battle is on between West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Bimal Gurung’s Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). As Didi took to the hills on
June 5 along with her ministers, for some
R&R and a cabinet meeting on June 8, the GJM, which runs the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, decided to switch off power for two hours every evening during her stay.
It’s meant to be a lesson for the CM who wanted Bengali to be made compulsory in school curriculums. Mamata’s move made the GJM see red, agitating as it is for a separate Gorkha state. The CM did retract, making the subject optional, but the damage had been done.