After almost six months of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s (SKM) government formation, it’s president, PS Golay has been sworn in as the elected member of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly (SLA) on Monday.
It may be recalled that Golay had sworn in as the CM earlier on 27 May this year by being nominated. After registering a victory during the recent by-poll from Poklok-Kamrang constituency in south Sikkim, he now becomes an elected CM.
The SLA on Monday witnessed Golay and two other newly elected leaders, namely, Sonam Tshering Venchungpa from Martam-Rumtek and YT Lepcha from Gangtok, being sworn in as its members. The oath to these newly elected MLAs was administered by the Speaker of SLA, LB Das.
During his address after the oath ceremony, the CM, who is also the leader of the house, congratulated and thanked the Speaker for successfully conducting the day long session and administering the oath. He also expressed his gratitude to all his cabinet colleagues, other MLAs, Chief Secretary, officials and staff of SLA and the general public at large.
Speaking to the media after the assembly session, Golay said that in the political history of Sikkim, an opposition party has won the bye election and also is the first time where the ruling party has supported the opposition party to contest the election. He stressed that the SKM government will focus more on the promises made to the people of Sikkim during and before the elections.
The two newly elected members also thanked the people of their respective constituencies.
YT Lepcha, MLA, Gangtok, who entered in a dramatic way by removing his shoes outside the assembly house, said that since he was entering the temple of democracy, he removed his shoes. He assured of working for the interest of the people.
Similarly, the MLA of Martam-Rumtek, Sonam Tshering Venchungpa, said that stepping inside the assembly is a great opportunity to work for the people and contribute towards the development of Sikkim.
This was the first session (Part-III) of the tenth assembly of SLA which was specially convened by the Speaker to administer the oath or affirmation to the newly elected members of the assembly.