Future Policy Gold Award not given by UN, contends SKM

Gangtok, 26 Oct:

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has alleged that the recent Future Policy Gold Award 2018 received by the Chief Minister at Rome was not provided by the United Nations Organisation. The award was presented by World Future Council [WFC] of Germany and not UNO, the party has claimed also alleging that WFC is completely dependent on donations.

Addressing a press conference here today, SKM spokesperson, Jacob Khaling stated that the CM and his party have been misleading the people by claiming that the award was presented by UNO. He added that the party has been trying to earn political mileage by claiming that the award was presented by the UN.

Mr Khaling said that the presence of Vandana Shiva in all award functions of the CM in and outside the country has also raised doubts. Claiming that Vandana Shiva has been connected with many controversies, he added that her presence in the CM’s programmes also raises suspicions.

He further alleged that the Horticulture and Forest Departments of Sikkim had spent around Rs 40 lakh in the recent International Biodiversity Seminar held at Dehradun.

SKM has demanded that the State Government issue a White Paper on the expenses incurred by the State in such award functions. Mr Khaling further stated that Sikkim needs a leader who works towards solutions and not awards.