Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Women’s wing decided not to contest elections this time: SKM

GANGTOK, 24 Mar: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has stated that it was the decision of the women’s wing of the party not to contest the upcoming elections. This, according to the party is the reason behind the lone woman candidate of the party this time against expectations that a significantly higher number of women will feature in the candidates’ list.
Addressing a press conference today, SKM spokesperson MN Dahal stated that the party has many able women candidates but they wanted to continue with party-related works instead of contesting elections. However, he announced that in the next election, 50% of party tickets will be given to women candidates of the party.
SKM general secretary [organization] Kala Rai stated that the party will work tirelessly to strengthen women in the coming 5 years.
SKM general secretary [press & publicity], Jacob Khaling stated that although the party has fielded just one woman candidate this time, she is better and more able than all three candidates of the SDF party. He also expressed full confidence that Bharati Sharma, the SKM working president, will win the election from Soreong-Chakung.

Besides this, the party has strongly condemned the attempt to torch Mr Khaling’s house at Chakung in West Sikkim. Mr Dahal said that some parts of the house have been damaged, but timely help from neighbours saved the house from being completely razed. 

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