Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, Dec 24
Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee president, Bharat Basnet once again reiterated that the Article 371F can only protect the interest of Sikkim and its people. He mentioned that the Congress Party has given the Article 371F to Sikkim and it can only safeguard the Article 371F. He further stated that the Congress Party has been opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act [CAA] and the National Register of Citizens [NRC] since inception and would continuously with its protest.
Addressing a press conference here today, Mr. Basnet has strongly criticized and condemned all allegations of Bharatiya Janata Party state-unit against political parties and organization of the State for opposing CAA and NRC. He alleged that the BJP has been trying to challenge the Constitution of the country with CAA and NRC. However, he expressed that the result of the Jharkhand election was the victory of the secularism and the constitution of the country and the countdown for BJP has been started.
Mr. Basnet mentioned that not only political parties and organizations in Sikkim but the entire country have been protesting the CAA and NRC. “We will oppose and protest the CAA and NRC till we die. Congress Party would support all movement against the CAA and NRC,” he said. He also questioned that how the people can trust the verbal assurance of the Union Home Minister regarding the CAA on Sikkim after seeing the condition of Jammu & Kashmir. He added that the Congress Party can only protect the Constitution of India.
“The ruling party and 32 MLAs in the State Assembly have the main role to play to stop the CAA and NRC in Sikkim otherwise the ruling party should invite all political parties and stakeholders to discuss the matter,” Mr. Basnet expressed.