Gangtok: In a democracy, we should all uphold the mandate of the people and work towards the constructive development of the state, said incumbent Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Saturday. The founder of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) was attending a meeting with chief secretary AK Shrivastava along with other senior officials of the state at Mintokgang, the official residence of the CM.
“We should all cooperate and work in unison for implementation of policies efficiently and honestly,” said Chamling while making a strong commitment to act as a constructive opposition leader and to set an example about what opposition is and its responsibilities.
Further, Chamling said that the administration should be democratised and systematised to ensure equality that will boost society towards a democratic setup. He affirmed that the state government ruled under his leadership for the last 25 years will be considered as a golden era in the history of Sikkim. He also shared his experiences of being associated with the bureaucracy for the last 25 years and anticipated a sense of gratitude for the security, respect, cooperation and non-interference for their work and policies.
Chamling also underlined the achievements made by the state government under his leadership and pointed out notable accomplishments which have transformed Sikkim into the most progressive state in the country.
Meanwhile, chief secretary Shrivastava, on behalf of the bureaucrats, expressed deep gratitude to Chamling for his contributions and extended best wishes for his future endeavours. “We should all respect the mandate and will of the people. In a democratic set-up, players may change but the game continues,” he added.
Shrivastava thanked Chamling and stated that the state has progressed by leaps and bounds. “Today, the state prides itself in the success and progress it has achieved over the decades,” he added.