Golay working as Agent and Lama as Prime Lead towards Sikkim-Darjeeling Merger: MK Subba
Nitesh R Pradhan
Gangtok, July 28
“Chief Minister PS Golay is the main agent behind the Darjeeling Sikkim merger issue,” stated SDF Spokesperson, MK Subba in a press conference held in capital today.
He lashed out at SKM government and stated that vested interests are conspiring against the interest of Sikkim and Gorkha Rashtriya Congress(GRC) press conference in Kurseong, appointment of MP Lama as Chief Economic Adviser to CM all falls under this pattern of merger.
Adding on he stated that in GRC press conference their leaders has stated that they have submitted a memorandum to CM Golay when he was minister in SDF government.
Further it was added that system in Delhi is for merger and SKM government has decided to merge, warning the government that SDF will oppose this. He has sought answer to this question from the government.
SDF Spokesperson, Avinash Yakha further alleged that Prof.MP Lama is a pro Sikkim Darjeeling merger including an alleged write up in a leading Nepali daily.
He further alleged that SKM party’s hidden agenda is Sikkim Darjeeling merger and Prof. MP Lama is one of the prime “hero” of this conspiracy.
Accusing SKM party of double speak, SDF has alleged that with his appointment state government has diluted Rule 4(4) which gives only Sikkimese to work in the government.
Stating that in Anita Gupta case SKM had created a stir while in this issue they remain mute spectators. He pointed out SKM leaders TN Dhakal and Shiva Kumar Timsina to voice their dissent against this move of the Government.
It must be noted that Dr Shiva K Timsina had held a press conference against Prof MP Lama in the past.
He further accused Prof MP Lama of not fulfilling 60% reservation demand for Sikkimese and giving 3rd grade jobs to Sikkim University land donors at Yangang.
Adding further he stated that Prof MP Lama has a lot of serious cases against him including sexual harassment and students in Sikkim have always opposed him.
“It seems like SKM party belongs to MP Lama,” they alleged.
“SKM along with these people want to copy Sikkim and paste it in Darjeeling,” he alleged.
Lashing on, SDF Spokespersons also heavily came down on Chief Secretary, AK Srivastava and stated that he is working as SKM Youth President referring to the two notifications issued by his office on MR, Adhoc and other temporary employees of the Government.
“We demand immediate withdrawal of the notification or face stir,” they said.
Adding further on this issue they have stated that all the people employed temporarily by the erstwhile SDF government are those in need and the government should not indulge in revenge politics just because they were appointed in SDF government.
They have also demanded that grants and benefits to the public to be granted through elected panchayats and not by committees of SKM party.
Further they have asked the government to immediately release all the remaining grants allotted by the previous SDF government to the people and not play vindictive politics.
Reiterating their stand on appointment of PS Golay as the CM, Mr Subba stated the party is already in Supreme Court and the government is illegal.
He further alleged that “illegal minority government is about to pass an illegal budget”.
Stating that SDF party is not against the Janta’s budget but everyone needs to follow the constitution of India.
“According to democratic principles government runs in majority, therefore SDF continues its boycott of the budget and budget session,” he said.
The SDF Spokespersons further stated that the party has yesterday submitted a memorandum to the Governor alleging law and order breakdown and constitutional violations in Sikkim.
They further alleged that the SKM party is indulging in personal vendetta and revenge politics and has so far not given any satisfactory answers on any issue raised by SDF party.
Adding on they alleged that the peaceful image of Sikkim through the efforts of last twenty five years of SDF government has been destroyed by SKM after coming to power including failure in LT seats delivery.
“This government is also trying to touch Article 371(f),” said Mr Subba.
Further SDF Spokesperson, Yakha alleged that the CM in his recent speech has stated that they are with BJP and they will implement anything that centre does.