Golay will contest 2019 elections, have done our homework says SKM

GANGTOK, 26 Jul:

Sikkim KrantikariMorcha party spokesperson, Jacob Khaling, has expressed his confidence that PSTamang[Golay] will be able to contest the upcoming 2019 assembly election in the State as the Chief Ministerial candidate and the people of Sikkim will make him victorious. He said that the party has done its homework and all necessary paperwork to ensure that MrTamang will be able to contest the 2019 election.

Convicted in a corruption case, the SKM president, PS Tamang [Golay], will be released from the State Prison at Rongyek, East Sikkim on 10 Aug after having served a term of one year.

Addressing a press conference here today, MrKhaling suggested that Sikkim Democratic Front refrain from interfering in the internal matters of SKM.

“The ruling party should focus on problems and pending issues of the State,” he said.

MrKhaling strongly refuted SDF’s allegations about SKM making false claims of SDF members joining the party. SDF has no other option but to make such allegations, he added.

“We would like to urge them not to panic at this stage but to wait for more mass inductions into SKM after 10 August,” he stated.

MrKhaling also rejected the claims of SDF spokesperson, BhimDahal that it was NukTshering Bhutia who had filed the case againstMrTamang and SDF did not have any role to play in the case.

Mr Bhutia filed the case in the State Vigilance Department but it was suppressed as PawanChamling was also one of the accused in that case, he counter alleged.

He further added that the order sheet and other related documents related to the case does not have the nameNukTshering Bhutia mentioned anywhere. Instead, it clearly mentions the State government and it was represented by the Advocate General of the State, he said.

Meanwhile, the SKM acting president, KN Lepcha,informed today that the party has been preparing to receive the party presidenton 10 Aug.

SKM is a law-abiding party and we will take the party president to Singtam peacefully on the day of his release, said MrLepcha.

He alleged that the ruling party has been spreading rumours and indulging in propaganda on social media to obstruct the programme.