‘Only BJP govt can create opportunities for youth in Sikkim’

Gangtok, 27 May:

Bharatiya Janata Party Sikkim Pradesh congratulated and conveyed its best wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National BJP unit on completing four years of government at the Centre.

State BJP president, DB Chauhan, further expressed confidence that BJP ‘will again prevail in the upcoming elections in 2019.’

“We are also eager to form a BJP government in Sikkim,” he said.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Chauhan highlighted that the PM has ‘taken strong decisions in the last four years and has earned the respect of the people across the world.’

“The BJP-led Union government is very transparent and has always looked after Sikkim and its people,” he added.

The BJP state spokesperson, JB Darnal,in turn said that regional parties in the State have seeded ‘fear’ in the minds of the common people against the national party.

“Sikkim Democratic Front has always targeted BJP by calling us an outside party,” he pointed out.

Mr Darnal however maintained that the BJP State unit has always worked in the interest of Sikkim and its people.

“We have been successful in changing people’s perception towards us by working honestly and for their development,” he added.

He further stated that only a BJP government can create opportunities for youths in the State.

Responding to the allegations of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee president, Bharat Basnet, of SDF and BJP being ‘allies’, Mr Chauhan said that SDF being a part of BJP-led NDA and also the North-East Democratic Alliance [NEDA] is based on the federal structure of Central Government.

“SDF was once a member of Congress-led UPA but that did not make them allies, did it?” Mr Darnal fired back.