Bimal Gurung convened an emergency meeting of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership to expel Tamang and another member, Anit Thapa, from the party.
Bimal Gurung accused some of his party leaders of joining hands with the West Bengal government and conspiring to foil their agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha put off indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling hills from tomorrow till the next round of talks with the West Bengal government on September 12, its convenor Binay Tamang said
Rejecting any discussions on Gorkhaland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee argued that the matter was not under the state government's jurisdiction.
The Darjeeling hills have been on the boil for over two months with an indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha continuing since June 12 to press for a separate state of Gorkhaland
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to initiate dialogue with all stakeholders to end the agitation in Darjeeling
The GJM rallies on 50th day of indefinite shutdown demanded restoration of internet services and an immediate withdrawal of police personnel from Darjeeling hills.
Normal life remained crippled in the Darjeeling hills due to the ongoing indefinite strike to press for separate Gorkhaland state.
The GJM leadership has, however, refuted as "completely baseless" the allegations that it was taking help from Maoists
Youths are ready to sacrifice their lives for the cause of a separate Gorkhaland state, the GJM has claimed.
The chief of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung has warned that the agitation for a separate state will turn "terrible" as the indefinite strike called by the outfit entered its 32nd day today
The Trinamool Congress today claimed it has 'definite proof' that foreign powers are behind the ongoing unrest in the Darjeeling hills.
In fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, GJM activists torched Trinamool Congress office in Kalimpong district during a protest march for Gorkhaland.
The security forces and intelligence agencies first got the clue that the GJM was using radio signals as a mode of communication when two radio sets were seized during the June 15 raid on the premises of some GJM leaders.
The unrest in Darjeeling in the peak tourist season has come as a boon for Sikkim with tourists thronging the neighbouring hill state.
Questioning the absence of local BJP MP SS Ahluwalia, GJM leader said it was very "unfortunate" that he chose to stay away from his own constituency during this hour of crisis.
GJM chief Bimal Gurung today warned of trouble if the police try to stop the Gorkhaland movement.