Gangtok, 21 Oct:
Congress Lok Sabha MP from Assam, Gaurav Gogoi, is the new in-charge for Sikkim Pradesh Congress. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi and second time MP from Assam. After taking charge of Sikkim Pradesh Congress, he held a meeting with office bearers and workers of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee [SPCC] here at the party head-office on Monday.
Addressing a press conference here this afternoon, Mr Gogoi expressed that Sikkim is currently going through a very sensitive period. He alleged that after forming government at the Centre, Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] has totally destabilized the North-East and created chaos in the region.
BJP has formed government in different North-Eastern States without winning elections and has been trying to abolish the special identity and culture of the north-eastern region, he stated.
The Election Commission of India has given extraordinary and out of turn relief to the Chief Minister of Sikkim, said Mr Gogoi further adding that it was sad that Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has bowed down to BJP just to save its leader.
“SKM was the ray of hope for the people but a dark force has now come to Sikkim with BJP. SKM is BJP’s Trojan horse in Sikkim,” he said.
Mr Gogoi went on to state that the region has lost confidence in BJP and SKM, and are now realising that only the Congress party can protect and promote the Indian Constitution.
With this hope the AICC has given him the responsibility for Sikkim, said the Congress in-charge for Sikkim. He assured to work for Sikkim and its people from the grassroot level.
“I will reach out to every Sikkimese in every corner of the State with the message that their constitutional rights are in danger,” he said.
He also assured to raise Sikkim’s issues in the Parliament and said that Congress MPs in both houses in the Parliament will speak for the people of Sikkim.