Golay fails to declare Teej as Govt Holiday: Darnal
Gangtok, Sept 2
Sikkim Democratic Front party has strongly criticised and condemned the statement of the Chief Minister PS Golay that ‘an old tree cannot bear fruits but it can just give mushroom and moss’ given during Teej festival celebration on Sunday at Hee Gaon in West Sikkim. The party asserted that such insensitive statement by the CM by holding the dignified post in the public meeting would give wrong message in the society.
A SDF press release issued by its spokesperson, JB Darnal questioned the CM about his motive behind his statement and further asked on what type of message does he wanted to give by addressing elders and old age people in such irresponsible manner in the public meeting. The release added that the CM touches feet of elderly people for blessing in the last election by asking a chance to SKM party to form the government in the State and now giving such statement after winning the election.
The release mentioned that in SDF government had successfully led the movement of women empowerment to an end in Sikkim political history and the works of SDF government in women empowerment has been recognised by special personalities in different occasions. It is further added that SDF government created the large public platform to celebrate Teej festival in Sikkim and the grand celebration of Teej at present was the result of scientific though and consistent efforts of SDF party and its Pawan Chamling in last 25 years.
The release mentioned that another statement of the CM also shows his disappointment on not able to announce the government holiday on Teej. On the same, it is added that SKM government has created a record in announcing the government holiday.
The release discarded the statement of the CM that the people of Sikkim have been presently living the free environment. On the same, it is alleged that after forming the government SKM party has spread anarchy and suppression in the State and has been continue with violent activities against the opposition. The party mentioned that the administration has not been taking party action and even denied to take complaints from the opposition. The release also alleged that SKM government for victimization of the government employees.
The release has also discarded the statement of the CM on the corruption and asserted that SDF party also support the CM statement on to take action on corrupt people but the investigation should be independent. The party stressed that the CM should fulfil this statement on corruption and it should not be like his other announcements to fulfil within 100 days of the government formation.
The release mentioned that SKM MLAs joined SDF after 2014 election in compulsion as PS Golay suddenly disappeared after losing 2014 election for long time by betraying the people and his own MLAs. It is added that SDF president, Pawan Chamling gave opportunity to these SKM MLAs to work in the interest of the people.