SPG security for Chamling not true, claims SKM

GANGTOK, 02 Jul:

Sikkim KrantikariMorcha today accused Sikkim Democratic Front of misleading people with false claims. SKM spokesperson and Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Jacob Khaling, said that Special Protection Group [SPG] security being granted to former CM, PawanChamling is not true.

The State Government has not received any information regarding SPG protection being provided to Mr Chamling, he said further adding that this has not been confirmed by the Union Home Ministry and the Central Government. According to Mr Khaling, the former CM has hired private guards and bouncers for security.

He urged the former CM to write to the State government if he needs any protection.

“State government will provide all required protection to the former CM but we want to urge him not to lie and deceive people by dragging the Home Ministry into the issue,” he said.

He also registered his objection to a social media post by SDF claiming that the Union Home Minister had termed MrChamling as an asset of the country.

Mr Khaling stated that it is totally false and nothing of the sort has been posted by the Union Home Minister on his social media pages.

On various other allegations levelled by SDF, the SKM spokesperson said that the new government is just one month old while SDF ran the government for 25 years, therefore, such allegations only point out the SDF government’s failings.

He lashed out against SDF’s social media team accusing them of lying and deceiving the people by using fake information and pictures.

On the statement of the former CM that Sikkim will have a new CM in the next six months, Mr Khaling stated that Mr Chamling’skranti is only about winning three seats in the by-election and coming to power.

“SKM’s kranti is to bring change in the system and this is the difference between SDF and SKM. The people of Sikkim gave us the mandate and the people’s government needs to be strong,” he said.

He added that SKM will have 19 seats in the Assembly in the next 6 months.

Refuting allegations of SDF spokespersons that SKM is spreading political terrorism in the State, Mr Khaling counter alleged that SDF spokespersons,AvinashYakha and MK Subba, had made the same allegations against the SDF government and Mr Chamling when they were in SKM.

The press conference was also addressed by Press Advisor to the CM, CP Sharma.