The Center invited all the coalition leaders to meet the new cabinet and the Hon. Prime Minister. It is unfortunate that Mr Golay did not think of raising the demand for Inner Line Permit for Sikkim.
The recent ONORC was a great bargaining point for him to demand the ILP. Most North East states having International borders already have the ILP in place and Assam being a BJP ruled state has not implemented the One Nation One Ration Card scheme due to heavy Bangladeshi Influx.
The fact is, our CM has virtually given New Delhi the green signal for further dilution of Article 371F in Sikkim if not now, then surely in the longer run. I am sure that hardly any Sikkimese with proper Sikkimese documentation will take the benefit of claiming rations in other states. So why is the SKM Govt misleading the people of Sikkim?
The SKM Govt know that they are already guilty of diluting Revenue Order No.1 and Article 371F. This is not the first time our CM has made the trip to Delhi and given several other demands in writing. Unfortunately he has never made these letters available in the public domain nor is the public aware of any official response to the letters submitted by him.
It is evident from this trip that this government cannot be trusted to safeguard the interests of the Sikkimese people but continue to pursue their own benefit.
Hamro Sikkim Party