Gangtok, Aug 24
Sikkim Democratic Front party expressed that not to take the State government in the confidence by the Centre in a sensitive issue of opening Mt Kanchenjunga for mountaineering questions the leadership of the Chief Minister PS Golay. The party further stated that it was very sadden that the State government was not aware while issuing of the notification in such sensitive issue. However, SDF party welcomed the statement of the CM to request the Union Home Minister to roll back the notification given during a programme in West Sikkim.
A SDF press release issued by spokesperson, JB Darnal stated that SKM government took hundreds of photos with the Central Ministers and leaders of BJP and regularly posted in the social media in last three months but this incident proves that the Centre does not care SKM government in reality. On the same, it is added that this was the result of the failure of SKM government to place the people-centric issues in the Centre and just talks negative about SDF party and its leader Pawan Chamling during these meetings. The release added that due to weakness of SKM government and the CM the religious believe and sentiment of the people of Sikkim has been hurt by such notification. It is mentioned that SKM government and the CM was fully responsible for the same.
The release mentioned that the statement of the CM regarding the presentation of a memorandum to the Union Home Minister on the seat reservation for Limboo and Tamang in the State Assembly was just the speech by seeing the situation and opportunity in the presence of the people from Limboo and Tamang in yesterday programme. It is added that the statement was just for the political benefit.
The release mentioned that the CM criticised the SDF government and former CM from the facilities created by SDF government. It is added that SDF government created infrastructures and Manghims for Limboo community at different parts of the State and members of Limboo community from across the world have been worshiping the statue of Mahatma Srijanga. On the same, the release asked SKM government to show its just 5% contributions for different communities of Sikkim.
Likewise, SDF party has strongly criticises the statement of Lok Sabha MP, Indra Hang Subba and stated that such irresponsible statement without having the proper politics would not help him to establish in the people. The release said that the statement on the delimitation shows his zero knowledge in the Sikkim political history.
The release added that Limboo and Tamang got the tribal status during the former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2003 due to able leadership and consistent efforts of the former CM Pawan Chamling. It is added that efforts of SDF government has been praised by entire community of Limboo and Tamang across the world. The release suggested that the MP should have proper knowledge and quality of his post.
It is mentioned that PS Golay was an influential Minister in the SDF government when the delimitation process took place for lone Lok Sabha and assembly seats of the State in 2006. On the same, the party questioned that why he was silent on the right and privilege of Limboo and Tamang that time. The release alleged that the MP has only been doing the politics on the seat reservation issue. The release asserted that SKM party would not get clean by just criticizing the earlier government to hide its weaknesses.
On the same, the release demanded the SKM government to place its programme for the seat reservation for Limboo and Tamang before the people. It is added that the lack of knowledge of MP would be harmful for entire Limboo and Tamang community of Sikkim.