State BJP leaders quit party

State BJP leaders quit party
Fri, Mar 15, 2019

GANGTOK,: Three senior functionaries of State BJP unit on Thursday resigned from the party to protest the proposed electoral alliance between BJP and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM). They were spokesperson J.B. Darnal, vice president (east) Madan Karki and general secretary (east) D.R. Khatiwada.
Addressing a press meet here at Press Club of Sikkim, Darnal said the alliance talks between BJP and SKM were not discussed with the State unit. We are not satisfied with the alliance taking place with the BJP for the 2019 polls, he said.
“We had joined the BJP with an agenda of corruption-free country. We are not satisfied with the SKM-BJP alliance. The reason is simple…BJP has overlooked the larger agenda of corruption-free India and has done alliance with a party whose leader was convicted and imprisoned for corruption,” said Darnal.
Why the BJP doing double-standard politics when it comes to Sikkim and rest of Sikkim?, Darnal questioned.
Regarding our future activities, we have decided to remain silent and we will not join any political party so soon, said Darnal.

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Altitude: 5,840 ft
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