Gangtok, July 14
Sikkim Democratic Front party expressed that Sikkim has become a centre of mockery in the country and the world for making a convicted person the Chief Minister of the State by SKM government. It is added that it was a shameful situation for the people of Sikkim. The release added that the people had not given their mandate to SKM to make the mockery of Sikkim and its people. SKM party has insulted the mandate of the people of Sikkim by handed over Sikkim to a convicted person, the release said.
A SDF press release issued by its spokesperson, Amber Rai stated that SDF party strongly condemned the life threatening statement of SKM Minister Sanjeet Kharel against the former CM and a senior politician of the country, Pawan Chamling. It is added that SKM government was already in very fragile situation so the frustration of a Minister of such short government was normal.
The release stated that during his days in SDF party Mr Kharel had always praised Pawan Chamling by taken as his idol and lived his life by utilising opportunities brought by SDF government. It is added that he left SDF party on not fulfilment of his personal desires. It is added that SDF and its leader Pawan Chamling got more votes of the people than SKM so Mr Kharel should understand that Pawan Chamling was the ideal leader so his arrogance due to the government would not be last for long.
The release stated that Pawan Chamling was the CM for continuously 25 years in the State and was not a politician like Mr Kharel who would become a very short term Minister. SDF party suggested him to think over the age of his Ministership tenure. It is further asserted that the time will tell whether Pawan Chamling would again become the CM or not. The release added that the people would decide this in the upcoming by-elections in the State. The release stated that the statement of Mr Kharel to win both seats of Rumtek-Martam and Gangtok by SKM party was totally baseless and voters of these constituencies have already in the contact with SDF party in silent manner. On the same, the release added that the people were unable to come openly in the support of SDF proves the fear of SKM government and its CM in the people. SDF stated that the people gets jobs under One Family One Job scheme of SDF government and now to give its credit of SKM by Mr Kharel was totally wrong and false. It is asserted that he should accept the truth that the scheme was implemented by SDF government.