News of DR Thapa as new BJP State President is fake; clarifies DB Chauhan

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(left to right) State BJP President DB Chauhan with BJP legislators DT Lepcha, National BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav and DR Thapa (File Pic)

Gangtok, January 27: “We totally condemn the news being viral on the internet in regard to the appointment of DR Thapa, as the President of Bhartiya Janata Party Sikkim Unit” clarified the BJP, Sikkim State President, DB Chauhan and added that there are till now no information from the central committee of BJP over such appointment and announcement.

Chauhan also informed that the state presidentship is not elected, but is nominated by the party high command. He added that the BJP Central Committee, at the moment, is busy with the Assembly Election of Delhi and the appointment of Sikkim Unit President may be taken up after the said election which as per him, maybe after 10 February this year.

Sikkim is not only the state where the State President is to be nominated, but there are 13 other states whose Unit Presidents are to be selected.
“The news which is being widely circulated and shared through various social media platforms regarding the appointment of DR Thapa as BJP State unit President is totally fake and has no weightage”, stressed Chauhan and mentioned, “if there are any such news or information, then the BJP Sikkim unit will officially notify through a press conference and social media platforms”.

It may be recalled that DR Thapa is an elected member of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly from Burtuk constituency in East Sikkim. He won as the candidate of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) Party and later joined BJP.

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