Gangtok, 28 Mar:
SNPP president, Delay Namgyal Barfungpa, 52, today received ‘pen nib’ as his election symbol. He is contesting from Gangtok constituency.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Barfungpa shared that he has been receiving good response from the people on the campaign trail.
“People have been asking me about my election symbol and I received it today. They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Give me an opportunity, people of Gangtok, whatever promises I have made will not be fulfilled if you do not send me to the Assembly,” he pitched.
Mr Barfungpa is among the constituencies with a higher number of candidates – 6 – and when asked about his USP, said: “I am sincere, honest and have been in opposition for 20 years. I always spoke up for the rights of the people and never for my personal interests. I never migrated from one political party to the other.”