Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, July 21
Sikkim Democratic Front party has stressed that Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party has been spending its time and energy in accusing SDF party instead to talk about its government programmes and people’s issue in its public meeting at Poklok-Kamrang constituency in South Sikkim. SDF party strongly criticised and condemned the attempt of SKM senior vice-president Bhoj Raj Rai of creating hatred in the people for SDF party, informs a SDF press release issued by its spokesperson, JB Darnal.
The release informed that Bhoj Raj Rai gave a statement in a meeting on Friday that SDF’s programme was limited to percentage and to come into the power. On the same, it is stated that DF party has been committed to work in the interest of the people by opposing the anti-people activities of SKM government. The release added that SDF politics was above the percentage and power but has always been serving the people of the State. The release added that the statement of Mr Rai proves that he had taken the percentage when he was a MLA of SDF government.
The release stated that there was a long list of people-centric and inclusive programmes of SDF for every section of the society and for members of different religions. It is added that Mr Rai well known about all these facts as he was MLA of SDF party for 10 years so this shows that his statement was just the political mileage.
The release stated that SDF has done historic works for the empowerment of women and provided protection and reservation in different areas and with women-centric and welfare programmes. It is added that women got respect and prestige in the society and got equal opportunities to go ahead in every sector during SDF government. SDF party questioned on the participation of women in SKM government and was there any woman Minister in SKM government.
Another press release of Mr Darnal stated that a meeting of a SKM Minister and party workers for upcoming by-election in three constituencies in the State at Rangpo Tourist Lodge on Friday was very unfortunate. The release stressed that the claim of SKM party that most will leave SDF party from Poklok-Kamrang constituency in few days shows that SKM leaders have still not understand the value and recognition of democracy. It is added that to win or loss in the democracy was a common democratic process and to claim that the people would join SKM after SDF losing the election for the first time was just daydreaming of SKM leaders. The release mentioned that to claim the people’s favourite SDF party would not back in the government shows the poor mentality of SKM party.
The release mentioned that it was the right of the people to vote and support their desired party but anti-social activities, violence and undemocratic works of SKM by taking the advantage of its government was totally anti-people. It is added that the claim of the increasing popularity of SKM by forcefully putting the party flags in the people’s houses was totally anti-people.
SDF suggested SKM to first fulfill its promises made in 2019 election manifesto to win the respect and trust of the people before claiming to win all three seats in the by-elections. The release stated that after being failed to fulfil its promises of the election manifesto SKM has started to spread misinformation and anti-social activities.
The release has also criticized the act of SKM party workers of removing the photo of the former CM by replacing with the picture of the present CM and called it an anti-social activity. It is added that there was no guarantee that SKM would get the respect and love by forcefully putting the photo of the CM. It is added that the photo of Pawan Chamling can be removed from Panchayat Bhawan and government offices but SKM cannot take out the love for Pawan Chamling in people’s hearts.