SDF Govt failed Sikkim on LT seats, not Opposition: HSP

Gangtok, 29 Jan:

Hamro Sikkim Party has taken strong exception to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling’s claims that HSP, its working president Bhaichung Bhutia in particular, along with other political parties and organisations have delayed the allocation of reserved seats for the Limboos and Tamangs in the State Legislative Assembly.

HSP spokesperson Biraj Adhikari, in a press statement issued today, points out that the HSP was barely seven months old whereas the LT seats issue has been pending for 17 years.

“…the people want to know what the govt was doing during the last 17 yrs to deliver the LT seat,” the HSP press communiqué enquires while adding, “Instead of blaming other people, he [the Chief Minister] should be saying sorry to the LT community and also live up to his words that he will quit.”

The release points out that Mr Chamling has said he would quit politics if he doesn’t get the LT seat before 2019 elections. “….so we have been waiting to see if his words were sincere or just a lie as usual,” Mr Adhikari adds.

“He should now stop the lying, and the blame game, and stop pointing fingers on others for the failure of the government and also, his own failures,” the release reiterates.