Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, Jan 19
Sikkim Democratic Front party spokesperson KT Gyaltsen stressed that opposition parties have been trying to defame Sikkim and its people by make false allegation of corruption on the SDF party and the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. However, he stated that oppositions have not been able to give any proof or base of its allegations on the ruling party and its leader. While strongly condemned the baseless allegations of oppositions, he asserted that opposition should not insult and defame the mandate of the people of Sikkim if they do not have any proof and base of their allegations.
Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Gyaltsen said, “CM has always been continued with his works for the people despite of facing criticism and false allegations in these 24 years.” Mr Gyaltsen stated that oppositions have been defaming Sikkim and its people by going outside the State with allegation of corruption on the SDF party and the CM. On the same, he asserted that opposition parties should able to give proof or show the charge-sheet for any corruption, asset known to disproportionate to income, any charge frame or convicted in any case on the CM.
“Since they are making these allegations without evidence and base so they are mentally corrupt,” he expressed. He asserted that the people of Sikkim have given the mandate to Pawan Chamling for five consecutive times and made him the Chief Minister. On the same, he asserted not to defame and insult the mandate of the people.
Mr Gyaltsen said that SDF party has always been working in the interest of Sikkim and its people. He mentioned that the government has established 1000-beded New STNM Super Speciality Hospital was in the interest of the people and launched One Family, One Job scheme on the humanitarian ground to provide the government job to every family. He added that the government has been providing crores of benefits to the people in Janta Mela. While refuted the allegations on the government of distributing benefits to the people near the election, he stated that Janta Mela was the annual programme of the SDF government and it has vision and political philosophy for the people.
SDF spokesperson stated that politicising on the CM speech shows the lack of knowledge and wisdom in SKM party. He added that the CM was talking on the women empowerment and social justice in the general context. He stated that SKM party does not have any vision, programme and policy so they are not happy with the good works of SDF party for the people of Sikkim. He questioned on the intension of SKM party on misinterpreted the positive comprehensive statement of the CM.
Speaking on activities of opposition parties, Mr Gyalshing stated that Hamro Sikkim Party has been running without any leader and shows the interference of the outside force in the party.
On the recent meeting of SKM president, PS Golay and Hamro Sikkim Party vice-president Bhaichung Bhutia, he said that the talks for alliance proves that no party in Sikkim can stop SDF party to form the government again in 2019. He expressed that it was an irony that that other parties in Sikkim want SDF to out from NDA and NEDA but then they wanted to join NDA and NEDA. He stated that their intent for the alliance in NDA and NEDA was not in the interest of the people of Sikkim but in their own vested interest. He further added that master of these parties were outside the State.
On the same, he said SDF party will fight the upcoming election on its own and with its own programme and principle and under the leadership of Pawan Chamling. He added that there will be no pre-poll alliance.
Mr Gyaltsen stated that opposition parties do not have the constructive and positive stand and their politics was full of lies. While refuting other allegations of oppositions, he mentioned that SDF has always protected all Old Laws of Sikkim and taken various steps in the interest of the people of Sikkim.
On HSP, he stated that the people should see the past record of Bhaichung Bhutia who fought the elction from Darjeeling and Siliguri but did not speak a word for the people of Darjeeling during bandh. “Bhaichung has started a team but there is no captain. There is vast difference between playing football and doing politics. Football is to for entertainment to audience but the politics is a scientific medium to make the future of the people of Sikkim and to protect their rights,” he said.
He stressed that the people of Sikkim should identify their rights and should not get mislead. He reiterated the CM statement that the upcoming election was for the protection of future, rights and interest of the people of Sikkim.