HSP to elect president on 24 Jan


GANGTOK, 22 JAN:

Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) will be holding elections for the post of president on 24 Jan as decided in a meeting of its Central Executive Committeeheld today. The results will be announced on the same day.

The meeting also designated 7 members of the CEC to form a committee to oversee and carry out negotiations with other political parties. HSP is open to any opposition party as long as they agree in principle to four issues, on which the HSP cannot compromise.

The issues are restoration of seats for the Sikkimese of Nepali Origin as well as the removal of the immigrant tag for this community, immediate allotment of reserved seats for the Limboo and Tamang communities as per the order of the Supreme Court, immediate declaration of tribal status for the remaining 11 left out communities as per the provisions of article 371F of the Constitution and, urgent and decisive action against the massive corruption in Sikkim and to work tirelessly towards making ours a corruption free state.