Tamang's comment comes in the backdrop of Gurung's allegation that there is a conspiracy by some hill leaders to frame him. "I have no differences with our party president Bimal Gurung. An audio clip was circulated in the media, but it is not clear against whom he has made those allegations. Every decision was taken after the approval of the party's central committee. I don't want to react on whatever my party president has said, but yes some of us have felt insulted," he said
In an audio message on Sunday night, Gurung had warned the leaders that if they discussed with the state government, any other issue other than 'Gorkhaland', they would not be allowed to return to the hills.
Before the meeting, Tamang said, "Even if the talks are fruitful, decision to call off the strike cannot be be announced today. The final decision in this regard has to be approved by the party's central committee."