Sikkim Subject Bachao Abhiyan reaches Singtam
Singtam, Jan. 21, 2011:
Under the ‘Sikkim Subject Bachao Abhiyan’ Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC) organized a public meeting today at Singtam Bazaar.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Nar Bahadur Bhandari president, SPCC appealed the citizens not to accept Residential Certificate (RC). He said that if any citizen accepts RC and if the government of Congress comes into power then those RC holders will be chased away from the state of Sikkim and for that act the congress government will not at all be responsible.
Mr. Bhandari stated that RC is totally against the people of Sikkim as the benefit out of RC will be reaped by the influx population. Mr. Bhandari stressed that the RC distribution issue has disturbed the state and affected the special provision of Article 371F and Sikkim Subject.
Mr. Bhandari adding further informed that the issuance of notification on RC does not rest with the state government rather than the central government as the citizenship issue is very sensitive. During Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) government as well the RC was distributed state wide but only after central government’s verification.
Mr. Bhandari also said that SPCC is fighting for the rights of Sikkimese and their party is not against the business community rather 1975 should be accepted as cutoff year for RC distribution in the state. Congress party is ready to speak in center for Business community settled in state for their rights and privileges too. Alleging the CM Pawan Chamling he said that Mr. Chamling through RC is trying to increase influx rate in state but SPCC totally condemns this act of the CM.
On the issue of Pink Card Mr. Bhandari alleged that the Panchayats in the name of issuance of Pink Card have charged money from the innocent people. About Limboo’s, reservation of seat in the assembly Mr. Bhandari said that the CM till date is playing games and cheating the innocent Limboo citizens by reserving seat in the Assembly. CM Pawan Chamling has violated the Article 371F and even destroyed the natural resources of the state by introduction numerous Hydro Power Projects across the state. Mr. Bhandari concluded by alleging CM to be corrupt and communal leader. He saluted the movement of Gorkhaland saying the people of Darjeeling are fighting for their rights which needs to be learned, adopted by the Sikkimese people as well.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)