Will cancel Golden Gaming's license if locals play: Chamling

Gangtok, 14 Jun:

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today spoke out strongly against locals entering casinos. Particularly in reference to Golden Gaming, an online gaming company, he stated that he will bring a law that will prohibit locals from entering such gambling dens.

Adding further the CM said that after the implementation of such a rule, if any local is found in a Golden Gaming outlet, his government will cancel the license of the company.

“Casinos are here to generate revenue as we are a tourist destination and we wanted to have some five star hotels coming up in our State. Locals are already prohibited from entering casinos,” he said.

Mr Chamling was addressing the public of Rumtek at Maharani Taar as a part of his 32-day public outreach tour ‘Jan Sewa - Jan Samman’.

While addressing the concerns of the constituency the CM stated that the rise in the value of land prices in Rumtek is nothing but a testimony of his good governance.

He also added that those citizens who work hard will tap the potential of immense opportunities that the State is now offering.

“Now there is a need to know how to reap those benefits,” said the CM.

The Chief Minister stated that organic farming will not just make Sikkim self sufficient but also sustainable.

He also announced the government’s plans to ban non-organic food items including rice after five years.

The Chief Minister while addressing the youth stated, “There are reservations for every section of Sikkimese, now one must sit in competitive exams.”

He appealed to the youth to concentrate on skill development and look towards private jobs which offer more pay and salary than government sectors.

The Chief Minister while mentioning his longest reign in the country as the CM further asked the Sikkimese to use his leadership for furthering the development of Sikkim.

“It will be another fifty years, till there is another leader like me,” he said.

Adding more he stated that even in the national capital his image is of repute and they listen to him having had such a long innings as CM.

Further, he also asked his party members to remain united with no individual interest or groupism.

“Sikkim will be like how its government is,” he said.

In the program, the CM elucidated and particularly stressed on social justice policies of the government including protection of rights of BL community and LT communities, all sections of the Sikkimese population being covered under SC, ST,OBC central and OBC categories to safeguard and secure their rights.

He also slammed the opposition, SKM as “jail party” and said that their leader is now shouting from jail as a convicted criminal.

Further he brushed off Bhaichung Bhutia and his party Hamro Sikkim Party as “Delhi’s middleman (Dalal)".

During the programme, the Chief Minister granted in-principle approval and sanction to the following demands, Rs. 50 lakh for the construction of the Gurukool at Rawtey, Rumtek, construction of footpaths, Phoolbari park at Sang monastery, two storied Mani Lakhang at Marchak, Martam school to be upgraded from Secondary to Senior Secondary school, crematorium at Adampool, protective walls, facilities for drinking water, approach road at Chuja village, RCC bridge at Chuba etc.

The CM was also felicitated by Rumtek Martam Constituency Cheli Morcha, ASHA Workers, Agandwadi Workers, Makhim Yargay (SHG) and Malam SHG. He also released an album composed by two local youths during the occasion.

Earlier, the CM made a brief stop at an upcoming Gurukool initiated by Swami Dharnidhar Acharya from Rawtey, Rumtek.

Mr Chamling was accompanied by MLA Martam Rumtek Constituency, Mechung Bhutia along with his Cabinet Ministers, Chairpersons, Panchayat Level Functionaries, HODs and Officials of the State Government.

The programme began with the welcome address by the MLA Mr Bhutia who expressed his gratitude towards the CM on behalf of the public from the Constituency.