GANGTOK, June 12 – The Sikkim unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), began its six- month padyatra against corruption from today, halting enroute at the house of the poorest of the villagers. The six member BJP team comprises the president of the BJP unit, Padam Chettri, general secretary Padam Sharma, members Prabhuram Kharka, Laten Sherpa, Amber Sunwar and Dawa Sherpa.
Earlier, addressing the media in a press conference at its office, BJP state president Chettri informed that they will focus on South and West District and plan to visit remote areas where the Chief Minister failed to reach. During their visit, the BJP team will collect complaints from the public in a complaint form.
Chettri alleged that after 17 years Chief Minister Pawan Chamling started visiting in village areas; then also he failed to reach remote areas. Sikkim is a State with abundant glaciers, but still people are facing water crisis in village areas and the concerned department is still silent, we would delve into the reality of this scenario, Chettri asserted.
During the six-month pad- yatra the BJP team will focus on three problems: health, education and food because the Central government has been providing enough facilities to Sikkim but people have failed to receive the facilities provided by the Central government.
A public meeting would be conducted at Jorethang Bazaar on June 15, in-charge of the Sikkim State unit Indra Sen Reddy and two BJP central committee members would be present, Chettri informed. He further mentioned that the BJP has plans to reach every Gram Panchayat Unit during their padyatra, meet the members of the panchayat and villagers and talk regarding the development, rights and problems of the areas. Chettri requested cooperation from government officials during their proposed visit.