Monday, October 15, 2007


GANGTOK, October 14: Although the last date of withdrawing the nominations of Panchayat candidates was October 5, the unofficial withdrawal of the candidates of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party is still in progress.
Krishna Kumar Pradhan of upper Tarpin, ward number 6 under Rhenock constituency has withdrawn his nomination from the panchayat election. A press release issued by the party states that Mrs Pradhan has extended his full support to his competitor PB Chettri in a decision taken by the parliamentary committee of the party.
Likewise, Menuka Pradhan of the same ward has also withdrawn her nomination and has supported her counterpart PB Chettri.
Similarly, Bhim Bahadhur Chettri and Sher Bahadhur Chettri of Ben Namprik of Wok panchayat wards have also withdrawn their nominations for ward panchayat.
The press release of the party states that the said candidates have taken up the decision following the principle of the SDF party