SDF submits memorandum to Governor seeking intervention in Sikkim bypoll violence

SDF submits memorandum to Governor seeking intervention in Sikkim bypoll violence


The opposition Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) nowadays submitted a memorandum to Governor Ganga Prasad seeking his intervention for guaranteeing free, honest and peaceful bye-elections in the Sikkim area.

In its illustration, the SDF alleged that supporters of ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) are committing acts of violence and hatred to disturb the election process. The party additionally listed the alleged stone rain attack on the election campaign convoy of party president and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. This unlawful attack was committed with the clear intention of inflicting grievous injury or in reality, inflicting threat to the lifetime of Chamling, submitted the SDF.

The memorandum was submitted by an SDF senior team diode by former ministers K.T. Gyaltsen and Dawcho Lepcha at Raj Bhawan. It was alleged that the SKM supporters are attempting to intimidate the voters of Poklok-Kamrang constituency.

“It is additionally learned that an enormous variety of anti-social parts are brought into the State of Sikkim from the neighboring areas with the intent to use them to push such acts of violence. If such acts that are illegal and against the essential democratic norms are allowed to continue then we apprehend that the individuals are going to be restrained from casting their votes in a free, honest and freelance manner,” said the SDF.

The SDF urged the Governor to require an even-handed note and applicable action as per the Constitution of India so as to confirm that the law and order in Sikkim are maintained and to confirm free, honest and peaceful election process in the interest of Sikkim and its individuals.

An SDF press release informs that the Governor assured the SDF delegation to appear into the matter and can assist regarding the peaceful election.

At the meeting, the SDF delegation requested Prasad for the installation of CCTV cameras in all polling booths of Poklok-Kamrang and to supply spare security to SDF candidate Moses Rai.


Updated by: News Sources 2019-10-18 5:29 PM