Election 2019 between truth and bitterness: Chamling

Gangtok, 25 Nov: The Sikkim Democratic Front is examining and evaluating its prospective candidates for Elections 2019, SDF president, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, said today at a function at Labrang.

“This time, the electoral battle is between truth and bitterness,” Mr Chamling said and appealed to party workers and the public to vote conscious of what was at stake.

While taking a dig into opposition, Chief Minister contended that confronting the people in a thin disguise was a group inimical to peace and one, which even in the Opposition, was harassing people with extortion demands. His comment was clearly in reference to a recent incident in Sikkim when Opposition party supporters were picked up on the complaint of a contractor who alleged that he was being pressurized with demands of “percentage tax”.

Mr Chamling also announced 80 laptops to be provided to JNV, Phodong, students. These will be delivered in January next year, he informed.