It will take some time, says SDF

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SUJAL PRADHAN
Gangtok
27 Aug 2018

The Sikkim Democratic Front was not worried over the release of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha leader P. S. Golay from jail. “We will form the government for the sixth term in 2019. We are not afraid of SKM which was there in 2014 too. Yet we won and this time also we will win, I am sure,” SDF spokesperson Bhim Dahal said in Gangtok on Monday at the fortnightly news conference of the party.
There was no reason to call the day Golay was released from jail as ‘Jan Unmukti Diwas,’ Dahal said. That a large number of people had collected when Golay was released from jail did not mean much, he argued. “Had similar scenes been witnessed when he had gone to jail, we would have said his release could be termed as ‘Jan Unmukti Diwas.'”
Dahal also lambasted Hamro Sikkim Party for its demand on the Fifth Pay Commission report. “They have demanded immediate implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission but they should know it is official work it will take some time. Nearly 80,000 files of government employees would have to be gone into.
SDF worked mainly for women empowerment, Dahal claimed. “One example is 50 per cent seat reservation are for women candidates and out of 8,869 teachers 4.556 are women this is also an indicator of women empowerment,” SDF general secretary Press and publicity Kabita Subba said. “Today the opposition is labelling our party as anti-women party. But here I would like to know what SKM had done in the last election by just giving a ticket to one women candidate. In comparison, we had fielded many women candidates,” asserted SDF leader Neeru Sewa. Dahal said SDF was planning to field many women MLA candidates as Chief Minister Pawan Chamling also wanted empowerment of women by bringing them to the assembly in greater numbers.