Thursday, July 24, 2014

SKM condemns suggestion that development will focus on South and West Sikkim at the cost of East and North districts

GANGTOK, 23 July: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha today strongly condemned the statement attributed to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling in media reports today regarding diversion of development from North and East districts to South and West Sikkim. This comment was reportedly made by the CM at a function in Yangyang on Tuesday during which he is alleged to have said that since SDF won all seats in South and West districts [and lost one of three in North Sikkim and eight out of 12 in East district], it would focus development on South and West, even diverting funds and schemes from the other two districts.
“Sikkim Krantikari Morcha strongly objects to the remarks made by the Chief Minister and term it undemocratic, unethical, anti-national and anti-people. It is the duty of the government to work for every citizen without any discrimination on political grounds,” states a press release issued today by SKM general secretary [press & publicity], Dilip Rai.
“We accept that there must be proper developments in the south and west district but we also dare the Chief minister to  take away development works from the North and east district but be ready to face the consequences that comes attached with it,” the release adds.
The party has also condemned the shutting down of government schools and colleges till 31 July by the State Government. “It is disgraceful that notification which mentioned closure of such institutions till 31st July 2014 did not mention reasons behind the decision. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha here questions who would be responsible for the academic loss borne by students of schools and colleges. Such irresponsible act by the government shows their lack of knowledge for good governance,” the release contends.

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