Sikkim: CM Pawan Chamling’s pronouncements ‘ridiculous’, says SKM

Sikkim: CM Pawan Chamling’s pronouncements ‘ridiculous’, says SKM

GANGTOK, March 7 2017: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) has accused the Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling of making false promises in his speech on the occasion of silver jubilee celebration of SDF party on 4 March.

Congratulating SDF on its 25th year achievement, SKM said "We have heard and read his speeches since the past decade and he hasn't been able to deliver on any of his promises." SKM further called Chamling's pronouncements quite ridiculous by referring to some of his promises on underground cities, universities better than Harvard, hospitals like Mayo Clinic in Boston', etc.

The party stated that SDF has been in power for the past 25 years but has failed to provide for even the basic needs of the people such as quality education, healthcare and roads. "We don't need dreams of aspiring to be like other countries, we need Sikkim to be the best that Sikkim can be."

Meanwhile, SKM publicity secretary Bikash Basnet asserted that one cannot trust SDF's new promises when they haven't been able to deliver on any of its past ones.

The party presented many books of Chamling's speeches and pointed out that even promises from 2006 and 2008 haven't yet been delivered on. "They cannot promise universities better than Harvard when our Sikkim University is still not ready and is currently spread all over Gangtok."

Chamling earlier promised that by 2015 the railway line and the airport will be ready but both are still under construction. "The people of Sikkim are under great pressure because of lack of jobs and inflation but the government is not doing anything to help." The press conference was addressed by functionaries of SKM Press & Publicity wing, Birendra Tamling, Arun Upreti and Bikash Basnet.

Source: TNT News with inputs from the internet

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