"I appeal to the GJM and its leader Bimal Gurung to withdraw the ongoing bandh and to help create a conducive atmosphere for allowing normalcy to return to the area, particularly in view of the festival season."
"Eleven precious lives have been lost so far, seven have been injured and the everyone in the Darjeeling hills have suffered a lot since the strike. I have been pained immensely by what has happened in Darjeeling hills," he said.
Darjeeling is witnessing a shutdown since June 12
At least 11 protesters have lost their lives and many others have been injured during clashes with the police at the peak of the turmoil.
The board comprises of nine members, including West Bengal Chief Secretary Malay Kr. De, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. Tamang's acolyte, Anit Thapa has been made the vice chairman of the board.
Also, L B Rai, Trinamool Congress councilor of Mirik municipality, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Man Ghising and Sanchabir Subba (GJM) are also part of the new board.
This board will govern the area that falls under the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
Following the unrest in Darjeeling hills, all 45 elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), including its Chief Executive Bimal Gurung, had resigned from the administrative body.
GJM Leader and former Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chief Bimal Gurung had separated from this board in June. Since then, the demand for Gorkhaland in the valley began to rise again and swiftly.