Karmapa’s visit to Sikkim made possible due to CM and SDF Govt’s efforts: KT Gyaltsen

Gangtok, 24 Jun:

Sikkim Democratic Front is contending that Sangha MLA, Sonam Lama, has been misinforming and misleading the people of Sikkim with false, deceptive and dishonest statements on the lifting of travel restrictions on the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje which has opened the doors for him to be able to visit Sikkim.

The SDF has stressed that the credit for Karmapa’s upcoming visit to Sikkim goes to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and his government.

Addressing a press conference here today, SDF spokesperson, KT Gyaltsen, mentioned that SDF government, since very long back, has been placing the request to the Centre to allow the Karmapa visit Sikkim.

He added that the Centre finally allowed for rules to be relaxed paving the way for the Karmapa to visit Sikkim due to the continuous and honest efforts of the SDF government and the CM.

He mentioned that the Centre granted the permission due to the State Government’s good relations with the Central Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He further stated that the Centre allowed the Karmapa to visit Sikkim keeping in mind the peace and tranquility in the State maintained by the SDF government.

Mr Gyaltsen pointed out that the opposition parties continuously accused the SDF of not being sincere to the cause despite knowing that the issue falls under the Centre’s jurisdiction.

“Now, when the Centre has finally allowed the Karmapa to visit Sikkim, they are trying to take the credit,” he added.

He further said that SDF has never mixed religion with politics and added that the CM has always worked honestly and earnestly in the interest of Sikkim and its people.

“On behalf of the people of Sikkim, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the CM for his leadership, continuous efforts and hard work for working towards bringing the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to Sikkim,” Mr Gyaltsen expressed.