Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s (SKM) PS Goley and Hamro Sikkim Party’s (HSP) Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday met to discuss the future possibilities of a grand alliance in the Himalayan state. In the run-up to the state Assembly polls, opposition parties are gearing up to take on the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government.
Expressing happiness over the outcome of the meeting, Bhaichung Bhutia, vice president of the HSP said, “We discussed about wide range of issues, including a possible alliance ahead of the state Assembly election. Now, we will meet again on January 31 along with the central executive committee members of the both parties.”
Bhutia further said that all the leading Opposition parties have decided to sit together to form an alliance. “This is imperative with regards to the thoughts and aspirations of the Sikkimese people. The HSP had its first meeting with the main Opposition party Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) on Tuesday to discuss the future possibilities of a grand Opposition alliance in this Himalayan state,” he said.
Bhutia further added that his HSP may contest up to 20 seats in the polls to the 32-member Assembly in the state.