SNPP’s merger with SKM was well thought out decision: Delay Namgyal

Sagar Chettri

GANGTOK, 23 Mar:

Senior politician of Sikkim, Delay Namgyal Barfungpa today said that merging his party, Sikkim National Peoples’ Party with Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party was a well thought out decision taken by him along with party workers, supporters and well-wishers.

Delay Namgyal Barfungpa along with workers and supporters of his partyjoined SKM on Tuesday.

“I have been raising my voice against Sikkim Democratic Front for 20 years so there was no question of joining it and Hamro Sikkim Party tried to break our party by taking our president. We watched SKM for nearly three years and were impressed with its works,” said Mr Barfungpa while addressing a press conference today.

After nurturing the party for around 15 years, the decision to merge with SKM was taken in the interest of Sikkim and its people, he added.

Stating that he will now work like an SKM member, Mr Barfungpa said that SNPP has always raised its voice for the protection of Sikkim and its people, and this step to merge the party was also in the interest of Sikkim and its people.

He appreciated the works of the SKM government especially in health, education and rural development sectors.