More than 200 join SDF at Samman Bhawan

Gangtok, 30 Mar:

“Other party does not have any principles, vision or an able leader who can lead the state, so we are joining the ruling SDF party," said a Sikkim Krantikari Morcha worker who joined the Sikkim Democratic Front today.

A large number of people joined SDF in a programme held at the Conference Hall of the Chief Minister’s office, Samman Bhawan in Gangtok today.

More than 200 people from SKM, Independent Candidate supporters and others from the Syari-Tathangchen Assembly Constituency have officially joined SDF in the presence of the party president and the Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Chamling urged everyone to join hands and work together in the interest of Sikkim and its people. He said that SDF is a pro poor party which works for the up-liftment of the needy.

The Chief Minister said that the opposition parties are doing nothing but misleading the innocent public and creating confusion over caste, religion and other negativities which is dividing people into many groups.

SDF party is involved in inclusive politics and is very successful in delivering equal rights to all its citizens, said the party president, Mr. Chamling. He urged everyone to understand the principle and vision of SDF before joining the party.

During the programme, the party president welcomed all new members and assured that there will be no discrimination between the newly joined party workers and old workers.

The Chief Minister also assured to provide government benefits to all eligible candidates of the area and all pending work, road works and other developmental work will be completed phase wise. He also assured the construction of a gumpa as demanded by the local residents.

Mr. Chamling said that SDF is a party that believes in making the citizen more powerful rather than making the leader powerful.

"We should work in unity to protect Sikkim and its people," he added.

The Independent winning Panchayat candidate of Chongyek Ward no. 4, Chong Donka Bhutia said that she was never an anti party agent but due to misunderstandings she had to contest the election.

Despite offers from other parties, she decided to remain in SDF, she added.

Similarly, a senior SKM worker, Rinzing Wangchuk from the same locality said, “I have worked for the SKM party for almost 5 years now but the party leaders have only used us when in need and specially during the election time and now they have vanished.”

The party president, Mr Chamling welcomed all by offering khadas to the new members.