Gyalshing, 26 March: Today afternoon, a Zonal Meeting of SDF, West District, was held at Geyzing. Speaking about the current political situation, SDF Supremo Pawan Chamling stressed that the SDF Party is an Organic party of Sikkim and the Sikkimese people. Calling SDF an “organic party”, he affirmed that SDF’s roots are in Sikkim and that the “maliks” are the Sikkimese people, unlike the current government which has its roots outside the state, he stressed. “The ideology of the SDF party is the protection of Sikkim and the Sikkimese people but the only ideology of the SKM party is to hold on to power,” he said.
Chamling also highlighted the recent AOSS Vs Union of India issue which has opened up a pandora’s box in the state and has diluted special status of Sikkim, making the Sikkim Subject valueless. Remarking on the One Nation One Ration Card scheme, he cautioned those gathered about the danger of demographic change this poses as now due to ONORC, migrant workers can also get access to a voter card based on the ration card provided through ONORC.
When SDF lost the elections, it was not only the party that lost but peace lost too, the people of Sikkim lost and now Sikkim is losing the special protection and privileges under Article 371F. The people of Sikkim have lost to such an extent that today they can no longer speak. Looking at all the critical issues facing Sikkim, Chamling urged the party cadre and the public gathered to give their support to the Sikkim Bachao Abhiyan to safeguard the future of Sikkim.
As part of the visit to West Sikkim today morning, Chamling also visited Tikjek to pay respects to former MLA Late PL Subba who breathed his last on 20th March.
Nitesh R Pradhan
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