Gangtok, 01 Feb:
The Gangtok Times Studio was inaugurated today by Legal advisor to the CM, KT Gyaltsen, and senior SDF leader, Bhaskar Basnett, at the GT office at Upper Tadong today.
The studio will be used to conduct the GT Talk Show which will feature various interviews.
Mr Gyaltsen and Mr Basnett were the first guests on the talk show.
While Mr Gyaltsen talked about democratic values embedded in the Sikkim Democratic Front and the political ideology of the party, he also mentioned the joining of 260 families into the SDF yesterday.
When asked about the recent press conference held by SKM on its president PS Tamang [Golay] contesting in elections, Mr Gyaltsen said that SDF’s grassroots connect was strong and that the party is not concerned whether a convicted criminal can contest in the coming elections or not.
He added that the opposition is merely trying to divert the attention of the public by trying to sensationalize this issue.
Commenting on HSP, Bhaichung Bhutia’s Mr 10% remark on the CM, Mr Basnett insisted that the comment was an insult not just on the CM, but to the entire state of Sikkim.