GANGTOK, Jan 3
Five leaders of Hamro Sikkim Party [HSP] have resigned from their respective posts and primary membership of the party on Thursday. HSP vice-president, Anu Bhattarai, general secretary, Prem Karki, and publicity secretary, Punya Koirala and HSP candidates of the last election, Rudra Khatiwada for Chujachen constituency and Indra Kumar Suji for West Pendam constituency have jointly submitted their resignation letter to the president of the party.
In the resignation letter, they said, “We joined the party from the start by believing in Bhaichung Bhutia to work for Sikkim and its people. But now his stubbornness and one-sided decisions and his recent communal statement are not in the interest of majority communities of the State.” The letter further stated that such communal and narrow thoughts would not allow democracy to prosper and would further weakening it. On the same, they have submitted resignation from their primary membership and respective post of the party.