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By A Newsman

Siliguri, 8 October: IN a significant political development in Darjeeling Hills, All India Gorkha League today suspended its president Bharati Tamang for three months for attending a state government convened meeting in Siliguri on 12 September.

Bharati Tamang happens to be the window of firebrand leader Madan Tamang, who had kept the party relevant at odd times and was assassinated in Darjeeling in 2010 for questioning Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s alleged comprise on Gorkhaland demand.

AIGL general secretary Pratap Khati told reporters after a party general body meeting that Bharati Tamang had attended the state government convened meeting against the decision of the party.

Along with her, Biplab Rai and Prithiviraj Rai ~ two young leaders of the party ~ have been suspended for six months, while senior leader Laxman Pradhan has been suspended for six years on the same charges.

Khati explained that the quantum of disciplinary action against Pradhan is the stringent most as he is the one who misguided Bharati Tamang and the others two to attend the state government meeting. The party has shown leniency Bharati Tamang keeping in mind the contributions of her husband, he said.