SKM scoffs at capitulation of SDF MLAs

August 14, 2019

NOT POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT BUT DISINTEGRATION OF SDF: KHALING

Gangtok, 13 Aug:

Sikkim KrantikariMorcha, which must have been watching developments in New Delhi with a keen eye, refrained today from commenting directly on ten SDF MLAs joining the BJP.

SKM spokesperson, Jacob Khaling, was quoted in media reports as saying that he would not like to comment on the whys and wherefores since this was an internal matter of the SDF.

That did not, however, stop him from commenting that the latest development was another evidence of the fact that SDF was never a party about the people.

That such a huge shift was carried out without taking party workers or supporters into confidence was proof that SDF did not care much for people’s sentiments or opinions.

On the question whether BJP now having debuted in the legislative assembly as an opposition party would affect SKM’s working relation with the BJP government at the Centre, he said that BJP was a national party running the country and SKM a regional party running Sikkim. There was no reason why this working relationship should be affected, he said.

He also scoffed at the idea that the SDF deluge into BJP was a “political development.”

“This cannot be called a political development. It is the disintegration of the SDF,” he said.

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