SKM smells SDF conspiracy to use bureaucracy to reject Golay’s nomination papers

Gangtok, 09 Feb:

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha spokesperson Jacob Khaling today cast aspersions that the SDF was plotting a conspiracy to have the candidature of SKM party president, PS Tamang [Golay], rejected during the scrutiny process.

He insisted that Mr Tamang can contest the elections as per law, but the ruling party could conspire to have his candidature rejected in the scrutiny by using a Returning Officer of its favour and influence.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Khaling claimed that SKM has supporting documents and facts on Mr Tamang’s right to contest the elections despite his having served jail in a corruption conviction.

He went on to allege that SDF spokesperson KT Gyaltsen has been trying to mislead the people on this issue by misinterpreting the law.

He also referred to comments by other SDF leaders that Mr Tamang’s nomination papers would get rejected by the Returning Officers during scrutiny.

Such statements by SDF leaders, he argues suggest of a constitutional emergency situation where SDF will use bureaucrats of its influence.