Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, July 29
The First Session [Part II] of the Tenth Assembly, Budget Session 2019-20 of Sikkim Legislative Assembly began here today, devoid of the presence of the main Opposition party, the Sikkim Democratic Front Party.
Terming the government “unconstitutional” and “Illegal”. SDF has boycotted the Assembly Sessions.
In a recently held Assembly Sikkim Democratic Front president and former Chief Minister,PawanChamling has said that SDF legislators will not participate in any Assembly session until PS Tamang [Golay] remains in the post of Chief Minister.
SDF president Pawan Chamling stood up and contested the appointment of SKM president P S Golay as the chief minister of Sikkim. He contested that as per the constitutional and legal provisions, Golay cannot hold any constitutional post. Then, he left the Assembly along with his elected legislators of SDF party on Jun 3.
SKM government formed with 17 elected legislators now has just 13 voting MLAs excluding the Speaker and deputy Speaker, two vacated seats for by-election and Chief Minister P.S. Golay since not being elected from any Assembly seat.