Bhandari thumbs down the proposal of naming Tadong Government College after his name
GANGTOK 19th July:
President Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC) Nar Bahadur Bhandari rejected the proposal of the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to name Sikkim Government College, Tadong as Nar Bahadur Bhandari College. It was proposed by the CM during his village to village tour. Speaking to the media in a meeting held at the party head office at Development Area Mr. Bhandari informed that CM Pawan Chamling had also proposed to name Soreng road after him but it was also turned down and he had said that he is not fit for it. Mr. Bhandari further said that the ongoing tour of the CM is a total failure and a fruitless exercise as many people in the visited area are unable to meet the CM and place their grievances before him. Bhandari stated that the people are fed up with Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government as SDF led government is unable to keep its promises made to the people of Sikkim.
Mr. Bhandari further alleged that due to Panchayats SDF government fails in proper implementation of the central government scheme in the state as the people are not given the chance to select their Panchayat. Panchayat in state are selected by the government and party and due to which the Panchayat are working in favor of government instead of serving the public and due to this reason the public in the state are not satisfied with the activities of the Panchayats. Public have the right to elect their Panchayat in a democracy but ruling government do not follow democratic principles in the right earnest Bhandari added.
Addressing the Sikkim University issue Mr. Bhandari said that CM Chamling speaks about the quality education in the state during every public meet but he fails in providing land to Sikkim University and in addition CM Chamling is also encouraging the student to speak against the Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University who holds a respectable post. If the ruling government fails in providing land to Sikkim University within this year then the fund allotted for the construction of the university by UGC will return back so its high time that CM Chamling has to take initiative and handover the acquired land to SU.
Adding more Mr. Bhandari stated that CM Chamling is talking about providing quality education in the state but there are numerous schools in the state facing the crisis of Mathematics teachers along with uniform and book.
Speaking over the rising unemployment problems in state Mr. Bhandari said that the SDF led government lacks employment generation programme due to which the unemployment problems is increasing in the state.
Bhandari congratulated UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms. Mamta Banarjee and president of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung for solving the long pending problem of Gorkhaland on 18th of July 2011. Bhandari said that GJM can demand Gorkhaland state in future on the base of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) as well.
During the programme about 32 SDF members from Namthang and Yangthang joined Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee and Mr. Bhandari welcomed them by offering khadas.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)