Supporters erupt in joy as Golay completes prison term

Have emerged from jail even stronger and more committed to Sikkim: Golay

Gangtok, 10 Aug:

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party president, PS Tamang [Golay], received a grand reception from leaders, workers and supporters of SKM on his release from jail after completing a one year prison sentence on a corruption conviction today.

He was released at 10:17 AM this morning from the State Central Prison at Rongneck in East Sikkim and was warmly received as he stepped out. Also present were his wife Sarda Golay and elder son, Aditya Golay.

SKM party leaders, workers and supporters started gathering outside the prison since early morning despite the rain, and slowly, a huge gathering was at hand to receive their leader. After coming out of the jail, the party supporters received him with khadas and garlands and raising slogans.

Speaking to media persons soon after coming out of the prison, Mr Tamang thanked the people of Sikkim and party workers for their love and support.

He stated that immense love, support and blessings of the people of Sikkim and the party workers and supporters helped him complete his one year imprisonment without any difficulty.

“By sending one PS Golay to jail, thousands of PS Golays have been born in the State,” he further remarked.

On the same, he thanked the party workers for their support in creating thousands of PS Golays in the State.

He further shared that he has came out stronger from the jail and with a stronger resolve to work continuously for the people.

Without taking any names, he said, “I was put in jail, but the people know who are actually responsible for thousands of crores of corruption in the State and are still in the government.”

He expressed that by honouring the order of the court, he surrendered last year to complete his sentence.

“I am only sad about not being able to raise the voice of the people of Sikkim for the last one year but I am really happy that my party workers have continuously been raising the voice of the people in my absence,” he expressed.

He dedicated his remaining life to continuously serve the State and its people and for their welfare.

“I will not carry any fear and will continuously work for the people dedicatedly. Now with the decision of the party and the people of Sikkim, we will emerge stronger,” he said.

Mr Tamang stated that SKM wants to make a Sikkim as per the dreams and aspirations of the Sikkimese people, contending that Sikkim has been suffering because it has been forced to pursue the dream of a single person.

He added that SKM was completely ready for 2019 elections which it would approach without relying on the influence of money or putting pressure on the people.

Responding to media queries, he asserted that it was not important whether he could contest the elections or not, but it was more important that to consider whether SDF can win in 2019.

“Thousands of Krantikari youths like PS Golay are ready now, so SKM party will definitely win the 2019 elections whether PS Golay comes out as the captain or as the coach,” he shared.

Then a motorcade rally moved from Rongneck towards Singtam. The rally covered the route of Rongneck, Forest Check Post, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, Burtuk, Zero Point, Hospital Dara, Tibet Road, Nam Nang, Deorali, Tadong, Ranipool and finally gathered at Singtam where the SKM president received a warm reception by party supporters throughout the route.