Gangtok, Jan 16
The SDF party has strongly condemned the baseless and mischievous accusations made on the Chief Minister by the women’s wing of the SKM party on Wednesday.
In a press statement SDF Spokesperson PD Rai said the SKM’s women wing has been spreading lies and falsehoods in an out of context speech made by the Chief Minister on the 5th December 2018.
Mr Rai said they are trying to annotate the speech made by the Chief Minister on the societal and conventional constructs on women.
Under the Sikkim Democratic Front Party (SDF) Government thus far, the women have been free to create historical accomplishments through empowerment which is a central agenda and ideological stand of the Party. It is known that after the birth of the SDF, the Sikkimese women have been empowered and constructive decisions have been made in their favour, and on same lines, the Chief Minister had made some scientific and verified comments in comparison to the old and new Sikkimese societal orders.
The SKM party has turned the remarks into unconstructive and illusive false accusations, which is baseless, anti-social and illegal. The SDF party will put a stop to this and necessary investigation shall be carried out Mr. Rai added.
The context to this is the speech made by the Chief Minister on the 5th December 2018 during the convention of the Schedule castes, in which the CM spoke about the women empowerment in the state after the SDF and the situation faced by the women historically and today. He gave examples in the Indian context and the social stand and situation of the women in terms of empowerment and the traditional context where the women were powerless and looked down upon. The Chief Minister of Sikkim can be taken as an engine to start the movement of women empowerment and the opportunities provided to them. SKM party should know that the SDF party is the pillar for the repressed and exploited.
Mr Rai further said that SKM party should learn from the SDF party as to how every caste, class and community should be given equal rights at the State and National level. They should learn the vision behind making the women powerful and empowered.
SDF party has provided freedom and power to women. Many of Indian states may not be well aware of this right to women like in Sikkim but our leader, Pawan Chamling, has taken the literary works of female writers like Shimmonda Weibo and Nepali writer and thinker, Parijaat to the libraries of the villages and other libraries. SDF party believes that some of the ladies from SKM party are unaware about the freedom of women and have taken the statement of Pawan Chamling given on 5th Dec 2018 in a wrong way and totally misinterpreted the same. Their stand is not on firm ground as the statement given by Pawan Chamling is purely historic and fully scientific. The mentioned statement inspires and gives the women power to rise in the society and the speech also calls upon the society to bring changes in some of the tradition and culture. We are proud of such a powerful message which gives modern and progressive direction to our society Mr. Rai said.