Gangtok, 1 Feb
The Gangtok Times Studio was inaugurated today by K.T Gyaltsen (legal advisor to HCM) and Bhaskar Basnett (senior leader of SDF) in Upper Tadong today. The studio will be used to conduct the GT Talk Show which will feature various interviews. K.T. Gyaltsen and Bhaskar Basnett were the first guests on the talk show. K.T. Gyaltsen talked about the democratic values embedded in the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and the political ideology of the party which works towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people.
He mentioned the joining of 260 families into the SDF Parivar Samman Bhawan from various places in the presence of the Party President Pawan Chamling at Samman Bhawan yesterday. He added that with immense, respect and open arms, everyone is welcomed into the party.
When asked about the recent press conference held by SKM on Golay contesting in elections even though he is a convicted, K.T. Gyaltsen said that SDF’s grassroots are strong and the party is not concerned whether the convicted criminal can contest in the coming elections or not. He added that the opposition is merely trying to divert the attention of the public by trying to sensationalize this issue.
Commenting on HSP Bhaichung Bhutia’s Mr. 10% remark on the CM, Bhaskar Basnett replied that this comment was an insult, not just to the CM, but to the entire state of Sikkim. He added that Pawan Chamling is 100% dedicated to serving the people of Sikkim and because of him, Sikkim is: 100% Organic, 100% Electrified, 100% Immunized, 100% Open defecation free, 100% Literate.
K.T. Gyaltsen further added that everyone has the right of Freedom of Expression as is provided under Article 19 of our Constitution of India. However, Mr. Bhaichung should provide proof with his accusations otherwise it becomes very clear that this is yet another tactic of the party to divert the attention of the people using deception and untruths.