Will establish North Dist Development Council in next govt: Chamling

Mangan, 30 Mar: Making his second election campaign stop today, SDF party president, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, announced that a North District Development Council will be formed in the next SDF Government. He was addressing the party’s Vijay Sankalp Yatra here at Mangan.

The public meeting was held for two constituencies of North Sikkim – Dzongu and Lachen-Mangan – and the CM was joined by the party’s candidates for the two constituencies, Pintso Namgyal Lepcha and Tshering Wangdi Lepcha, and the Lok Sabha candidate, DB Katuwal. The meet was also addressed by the Rajya Sabha MP, former Lachen-Mangan MLA, Hissey Lachungpa.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Chamling explained that the proposed North District Development Council will further reinforce the safety and security and preserve the unqiue tradition and culture of the district.

All the three constituencies of North District [including Kabi-Lungchok] will be included in the Council whose chairperson will be extended Cabinet rank status, the Chief Minister informed.

In his address, Mr Chamling also highlighted the various announcements and programmes included in the election manifesto of the party which was released yesterday.

He also delved on the various developmental works undertaken by the SDF government and the various achievements registered in the State in the past 25 years.

“The SDF Government has ensured real people’s rule in the state and democracy has been flourished to its best,” he said.

Sikkim’s vibrant democracy and enduring peace and security needs to be nurtured without pause, he said, while ruing that there were parties inimical to this environment which were trying to distract people with their divisive politics.

These agencies need to be thwarted in the elections, he stressed, while adding that Opposition leaders have been letting down their constituencies by pursuing disruptive activities to sow divisions in the Sikkimese society.

He also alleged that the Bhutia-Lepcha community was being misguided by SIBLAC and urged people to stay away of such organizations.

Meanwhile, Mr Chamling also announced that a veterinary hospital will be established in North District and that the district will be developed as a “veterinary zone.”

He also announced that the next Government will provide a monthly grant of Rs 10,000 to performing artists of the state.