Sikkim chief minister PS Golay being welcomed in Geyzing, West Sikkim Credit: EastMojo image

Gangtok: Sikkim chief minister PS Golay has been making positive remarks on various issues in the public programmes he has been attending lately.

Recently in Geyzing, West Sikkim, Golay claimed that his Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) will emerge victorious in all the three constituencies that are going to witness by-elections soon. He maintained that the SKM with 18 MLAs is still in majority and after by-elections, the number of MLAs would be 21.

By-polls would be held in three constituencies of Poklok-Kamrang, Gangtok and Martam-Rumtek. These were vacated by one SKM and two SDF legislators, each of whom won from the two constituencies.

Saying that the opposition party is trying to misguide people by claiming that the new government will be formed in the state after six months, Golay said that the people should not believe in all these. “Sikkim has no history of an ousted government coming to power again. SDF has come down to one MLA from 13 within three months and the opposition party’s MLAs despite being people’s representatives have not been able to face the ruling front in the state Assembly,” he said.

Golay informed that SKM is in majority and the state government can pass any bill and budget without any difficulties and added that the state government has full support of the central government.

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The CM reiterated that Limboo-Tamang Assembly seat reservation matter would be resolved very soon as SKM government is committed to working on the issue. He informed that he has placed the demand of tribal status to 11 left-out communities with the Union home ministry, adding that giving tribal status to 11 left-out communities is possible through the provisions under Article 371F.

Likewise on September 1 in Geyzing again, Golay announced that his SKM government will intensify the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the State. He said ministers and MLAs can adopt any school for working on sanitation and cleanliness. “I have adopted Soreng Senior Secondary School in this regard,” he said.

Golay said the famous Singshore Bridge on the way to Uttarey, West Sikkim will be transformed into a glass bridge soon. The state government is planning for the needed renovation of the bridge, he said.

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