Gangtok: Reaching out to the Northeast region and influencing its political quest, the BJP party has finally made its foray into Sikkim after as many as ten opposition MLAs belonging to the SDF party joined saffron unit.
With this BJP has become as the main opposition in the State, and now needs only four more MLAs to form the Government in Sikkim.
Speaking on the event, Ganesh Kumar Rai, the spokesperson of the SDF party said, “Someone has rightly said that nothing is permanent but change. Today’s news of 10 SDF MLAs joining the BJP is nothing unnatural as the saffron party continues to bolster its ranks. They must have thought that at present, their joining the BJP is in the best interest of the state considering the present political scenario of the state. My best wishes to them. We at SDF will continue to work for the state and leave no stone unturned to shoulder the responsibility of constructive opposition party”, he said.
Pawan Kumar Chamling, the leader of the SDF, is one of the longest serving Chief Minister of Sikkim and also of India. Under his leadership, the Sikkim Democratic Front won repeated assembly elections with significant majority. However, the PS Golay-led SKM managed to win the elections by winning 17 out of the 32 seats.