Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) working president Bhaichung Bhutia has aforementioned the political situation in Sikkim has taken a dangerous flip whereas conjointly accusative the BJP of trying an attempt to come to power here through backdoor politics.
Speaking to the media at Gangtok on weekday, Bhaichung Bhutia said that the BJP is trying an attempt to come back to power through backdoor politics. They’re putting pressure on both the leading regional parties of Sikkim- SDF and SKM which is extremely dangerous for Sikkim. The SDF and SKM are not having the ability to resist the pressure because they have some baggage and have already made compromises.”
Bhaichung mentioned that a few couple of months ago, 10 MLAs from the SDF went to the BJP ‘due to pressure’.
“Now SKM is additionally doing this and has compromised by giving Gangtok and Martam-Rumtek seats to the BJP within the bye-elections. It shows that everyone is together as a family with the BJP as the real head though the Sikkimese had given their votes to the SKM and SDF,” he said.
“It isn't the fault of the workers of SDF and SKM; it's only attributable to their leaders who wanted self-benefit and not respecting the votes of the Sikkimese individuals. The individuals have voted for the regional parties and leaders after seeing their programmes and ideologies and had expectations however such hopes are utterly crushed,” aforementioned Bhaichung. He is contesting from Gangtok.
Due to the political scenario that has developed here, Hamro Sikkim Party was compelled to contest because we tend to conjointly don't settle for what's happening here, aforementioned Bhaichung. we aren't thinking of bye-elections, we were in the process of building the party organisation for the 2024 Assembly elections however we've got been forced for the sake of Sikkim, he said.
Bhaichung aforementioned the most important distinction for HSP whereas contesting the 2019 Assembly elections earlier this year and therefore the bye-polls now's that ‘the HSP is fighting for the sake of Sikkim’. This is the biggest difference now, he aforementioned while pointing to the Jammu & Jammu and Kashmir episode.
“We have already seen what BJP has done in Jammu & Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP first ran a coalition government there and had secured to not bit Article 370 however later they withdrew the support and scrapped Article 370. We are afraid here. I'm not saying that they're going to do a similar for Sikkim but that doubt and fear is there with the BJP. Tomorrow if there's any pressure from Centre on matters that aren't within the interests of Sikkim, the political leaders will sign and conform to anything as they have already created compromises,” aforementioned Bhaichung.
Bhaichung said the Hamro Sikkim Party doesn't have any baggage or anything which will be exploited by national parties. “Hamro Sikkim Party assures those who we'll never be a party which will sell Sikkim. We are a clean party with no corruption baggage, we want to Save Sikkim and its distinct identity,” aforementioned Bhaichung.