Gangtok, 02 Sept:
Sikkim Democratic Front has strongly condemned the “crude” comments made by Chief Minister PS Tamang [Golay] in reference to his predecessor at a Teej celebration recently. Speaking in Nepali, the Chief Minister had said that ‘an old tree cannot bear fruits but can only sprout mushrooms and moss’ [rough translation].
SDF today panned the comment for its uncivil crudity and questioned whether the CM was mocking age and experience.
The release also scoffs that Mr Tamang was probably driven to such uncouthness by his frustration over not being able to declare a holiday, given the SKM Govt’s propensity to declare holidays, for Teej since the previous government had already done so.