SKM’s 50-day Jan Yodha Yatra concludes

Gangtok, 08 Apr:

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s 50-day long Jan Yodha Yatra wrapped up today. The tour had a group of party youth led by Basant Khanal, Prabhakar Golay, Deewas Golay, Badal Gurung, Aita Hang Limbu and Bimal Gurung visit remote parts of the State to interact with people and hear their grievances, a press release from the party informs.

The main aim of the tour was to interact with people from remote areas of the State and to spread the party’s objectives and mission among them, reads the release.

The party has said that farmers in many rural areas are struggling to generate enough crops due to damage by wildlife like wild boars and monkeys who feed on maize, barley, wheat and other crops.

The party has further accused the Sikkim Democratic Front Government of giving ‘false assurances’ to people to build toilets and homes for the poor in many rural areas.

“Many houses under Reconstruction of Earthquake Damaged Houses [REDRH] and Chief Minister's Rural Housing Mission [CMRHM] were found to be incomplete and deserving beneficiaries deprived of the scheme due to partiality and nepotism,” the party has alleged.

The release further adds that many senior citizens eligible for old age pension are not receiving such assistance from the government.

The party has also alleged that the State Government’s announcement to provide proper medication and to build health centers in rural areas including footpaths, ICDS centers, protective walls in landslide prone areas are limited to ‘election speeches only’.

“The reality is entirely different which the people are suffering,” the party has said.

“Unemployed youth have to leave their old and sick parents to work outside the State in order to earn their livelihoods as petty workers due to lack of effective youth centric programmes in the State and employment crisis under this SDF regime,” the release reads.