We are not against opposition but against their ideologies: Chamling

Gangtok, 22 Jun:

“Extremist actions like stone pelting, using PIL/RTI to extort money, character assassination, instilling fear psychosis, damaging property, talking irresponsibly and abusing me and my government cannot be called Krantikari actions, it is a misinterpretation of the word Kranti,” said Chief Minister Pawan Chamling while addressing the rank and file of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front [SDF] on the occasion of the party's Sampurna Kranti Diwas at its headquarter in the Capital today.

Adding further, Mr Chamling said that his government is bringing about a revolution to take Sikkim “from better to best” and “happy to blissful” and such a revolution “neither should nor will ever die”.

He added that his mission is to see that the Sikkimese people get justice, peace and happiness in this lifetime.

“In a democracy, people’s mandate is supreme,” he said asking leaders to speak the truth and to avoid hiding under the face of falsehood.

Mr Chamling also elucidated about the rights of various sections of Sikkimese population including women, BL, SC, ST, OBC [Central and State] and added that social justice has been one of the key objectives of the SDF government with peace, justice, development and empowerment for all Sikkimese being the priority.

He held that there is a need to democratise the party and systematise the administration and leaders who resist such moves should be opposed by the members.

Mr Chamling said that it is the people who don’t understand democracy who look at him and his party as communal adding that SDF is the only party which has given equal rights and justice to all the sections of the Sikkimese population.

“A government reflects the ruling party’s ideology. As the Home Minister, it is my duty to protect all Sikkimese including the opposition,” he said.

He said that it is only ideologically that the SDF opposes the opposition parties and that politics entails intellectual debate.

He also appealed to all the party members to work as a single unit in the interest of Sikkim discarding individual interest and groupism which may damage the party.

“Ideological loyalty to the party is a must,” he said.