SKM alleges threats from ruling party

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SUJAL PRADHAN
Gangtok
30 Aug 2018

The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has alleged that rallies of the party are being disturbed by the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front and SKM leaders engaged in door-to-door campaigning are being threatened.
“We know what they at Namchi and Daramdin to disturb our peaceful procession. Since we did not want to spoil our day that’s why we did not react that day,” SKM spokesman Jacob Khaling said in a news conference in Gangtok on Tuesday referring to the day party leader P. S. Golay was released from prison.
“It took SDF 17 days to retaliate on the 'Jan Unmukti Diwas.' This clearly shows that they are shaken by the size of the gathering of people on that day. Now they are saying 'Jan Unmukti Diwas' is not 'Jan Unmukti Diwas.'” On Monday, a SKM member was threatened at Naya Bazaar while carrying out a ‘Ghar-Dailo’ (Home – Door) programme. Khaling said there was no doubt that SKM would form the government in 2019 as Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was losing grip.