Gangtok, 02 Apr: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sikkim election in-charge, Nitin Nabin, today announced that seat reservation for Limboos and Tamangs of Sikkim in the State Legislative Assembly will be the first gift to the people of Sikkim from BJP upon forming the government at the Centre.
He further assured that BJP wants to work for the people of Sikkim by taking development to every corner of the State.
Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Nabin stated that BJP was committed to the complete safeguarding of the Article 371F but some sections have been trying to mislead the people on this issue.
He added that BJP wants to play an important role for the people of Sikkim and for development of the State and informed that BJP will be releasing its ‘Sankalp Patra’ for Sikkim on 05 April.
Speaking on the election campaign in the State, Mr Nabin shared that BJP was contesting 12 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in the State. Party candidates have been going door-to-door with the programmes of BJP and have been receiving encouraging support from the people. He expressed hope that the lotus will bloom in the State this time.
Also today, a BJP delegation led by Mr Nabin submitted a four-point memorandum to the Election Commission.
He informed that the memorandum has voiced concerns that voting stretches till late into the night in Sikkim and that this delay raises possibilities of malpractices and bogus voting and appealed to the Commission to finish polling within the scheduled time to ensure free and fair election.
The memorandum has also requested necessary arrangements to ensure participation of senior citizens and differently-abled voters, strong police patrolling after close of campaigning and deployment of adequate paramilitary forces at the sensitive and very sensitive polling stations.