SPCC condemns increase of SLA seats from 32 to 40

Gangtok, 12 May:

Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee [SPCC] has criticised and condemned the proposal to increase the State Legislative Assembly seats from 32 to 40. The party further asserted that the Article 371F should not be violated at any cost.

Addressing a press conference here today, SPCC president, Bharat Basnet, said, “Sikkim became a part of India during the Congress government so it is the duty of every Sikkimese to protect Article 371. BJP should go through the history of Sikkim to understand the importance of Article 371F. How can Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh forget about the special provision of Article 371 F as he gave exemption to the State Bank of Sikkim from being scanned by RBI during demonetization stating that Sikkim falls under special provision?”

Mr Basnet stated that seats to Limboo and Tamang communities can be given from the existing 32 seats but the State government has been misleading the people on the same. He further alleged that BJP and SDF were not sincere on the issue and have been taking advantage of the silence of people.