SKM Marches for Justice, submits seven-point memo to Governor

Gangtok, 24 Mar:

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) today conducted a ‘March for Justice’ rally seeking immediate redressal of various issues affecting the State. The party also submitted a seven-point memorandum to the Governor.

The rally began from Saraswati Mandir at 05th Mile, Tadong and culminated at Bhanu Park, Zero Point.

The rally, led by SKM acting president and MLA, Kunga Nima Lepcha, was also joined by Bharatiya Janta Party state president, DB Chauhan.

After the rally, an SKM delegation submitted a seven-point memorandum to the Governor.

The memorandum comprised of seven demands like abolishing the practice of service extension and re-appointment of retired government officials, regularization of all casual workers appointed in government departments and Home Guards who have completed more than five years of service, abolition of labor contract system in private sector, preference to local youth in contracts and supply projects, cancellation of pilots provided to Ministers and other high officials of the state government, and permanent jobs in the government to job seekers after proper interview session.

SKM acting president and MLA, Kunga Nima Lepcha, in his address, thanked all workers and supporters from different districts of the State for their active participation in the rally. He stressed that people need to come together to provide justice to all sections of the society.

While mentioning that similar rallies will be conducted in other districts as well, Mr Lepcha stressed upon the need to further strengthen SKM's mission to provide justice to every section of the society.

BJP state president, Mr Chauhan, appreciated the initiative taken by SKM and expressed hope that the rally would spread positive message to the people in different corners of the State. He also assured to provide all possible support to SKM's mission.

The rally was attended by leaders, workers and party supporters from all over the State.