Gangtok, 10 Dec:
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha spokesperson and political secretary to the Chief Minister, Jacob Khaling has refuted allegations of various political parties that Union Home Minister Amit Shah failed to mention Article 371F in his statement on Citizenship [Amendment] Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Releasing a video of the Lok Sabha session, Mr. Khaling has said that it can be clearly heard that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah does mention Article 371F.
He further mentioned that in the video, available on various social media platforms, the Union Minister has clearly stated that CAB will not override any laws of the State and Article 371F which protects the State and the people of Sikkim.
The Union Home Minister has stated that until and unless Sikkim Legislative Assembly passes the rules of Citizenship [Amendment] Bill, it will not be implemented, added the SKM spokesperson.
“There have been statements from some political leaders based on their own vested interests who claim that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has not mentioned safeguards of Article 371F in his statement in Lok Sabha session on Monday,” alleged Mr Khaling.
He has further said that the MP Lok Sabha, Indra Hang Subba has clearly stated that Sikkim opposes CAB, so there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the state government will place and pass CAB in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
Mr. Khaling has urged everyone not to pay heed to such statements and have faith in SKM and its leader PS Golay.