Gangtok, 01 Apr: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha convened its fourth campaign meeting at Gyalshing Bazaar in West Sikkim today.
The meeting was addressed by SKM president, PS Tamang [Golay], and SKM assembly election candidates Sangay Lepcha, Bhim Hang Subba, Purna Hang Subba, LN Sharma and Lok Sabha candidate, Indra Hang Subba and received a strong turnout of people from Maneybong-Dentam, Gyalshing-Bermiok, Tashiding and Yangthang constituencies, an SKM press release informs.
In his address, the SKM president highlighted that West Sikkim has been ignored in terms of health, education and infrastructure development by the present government.
He further alleged that no development took place here even though the people of West Sikkim voted SDF into power five times.
He also alleged that SDF party conspired to decrease the number of seats in West Sikkim from nine to eight during the 2006 delimitation process and further lashed out against the SDF government for ignoring West District and for not carrying out any developmental activities despite repeated promises.
Mr Tamang argued that the people should bring SKM into government to secure the future of Sikkim.
He also expressed confidence that West and South districts will create a history this time by giving eight seats each to SKM. He promised that after forming the government, SKM will give justice to the people and take account of the nepotism and favouritism perpetuated in the SDF government.
He claimed that SKM was a party of the under-privileged and appealed to the people to give SKM a chance to run the government for five years.
He also reiterated SKM’s announcement that if voted to government, it will auction the properties of the corrupt and transfer the money to people’s accounts.
The meeting was also addressed by Indra Hang Subba.
The release claims that 1,104 families aligned to the SDF from Maneybong-Dentam, Gyalshing-Bermiok, Tashiding and Yangthang constituencies joined SKM during the meeting.