SDF has let the Sherpas down: Golay SKM’s Parivartan Sankalp Yatra reached Sombaria

Gangtok, 03 Dec:

On the fifth day of his party’s “Parivartan Sankalp Yatra,” Sikkim Krantikari Morcha president, PS Tamang [Golay], interacted with party workers at Tareybhir, Rumbuk and surrounding areas at the constituency level office at Sombaria in West Sikkim today.

During the interactions, the party workers complained about the poor condition of the health centre at Sombaria bazaar, lack of public toilets in Sombaria bazaar, the need for a public ground and community centre and the seizure of trade licenses of most businessmen of Sombaria.

They also complained against the lack of proper marketing arrangements for farmers of Upper Rumbuk and placed several other issues and problems being faced by the people of the area, an SKM press release informs.

In his deliberations, the SKM president contended that prices of all food items were cheaper in Sikkim than the neighbouring West Bengal before SDF came into office and that the situation have reversed in the past two and half decades.

He further alleged that due to the shortsightedness of the SDF government, 851 farmers from this part have been moved to Kupup for labour works.

He deplored the failure of the State Government in promoting the natural beauty of the area and stated that an SKM government would promote the area and make it “No 1”.

He further alleged that the SDF has insulted the Sherpa community by giving them a representative who never speaks in the favour of the community and has even supported proposals moved against the Sherpa community.

He alleged that the SDF government was not interested in providing justice to the Sherpa community and further questioned why the government has not carried out an economic survey on the Sherpas of Sikkim.