Landslide victory for Golay at Poklok-Kamrang

Landslide victory for Golay at Poklok-Kamrang
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

SKM govt has been strengthened, victory a result of good work we did in 4 months: Golay

GANGTOK,: SKM president and Chief Minister P.S. Golay cruised to a landslide victory from Poklok-Kamrang bagging 10,811 votes (84%) in the bye-election results declared on Thursday. His nearest rival SDF candidate Moses Rai got only 1858 votes (14.44%).
The landslide electoral victory of Golay with a margin of 8953 votes was also remarkable considering that Poklok-Kamrang was a bastion of the SDF party and party president Pawan Chamling. The SDF party had been winning from this south district constituency uninterruptedly till now since the party came to existence in 1993.
Golay, in his address at a thanksgiving rally, said the rout of SDF party at Poklok-Kamrang in the bye-election happened because the people of this constituency were neglected by the previous SDF government for 25 years.
“The opposition has been beaten to dust. They conned the people of Sikkim for 25 years and today, was beaten to dust at its own turf. The Poklok-Kamrang constituency and its people were neglected and reduced to a backward constituency.”
“In the five years of time you have given to me, I will work hard to bring this backward constituency into the developmental mainstream. I was born in Soreng….Soreng  is my Janmothalo (birthplace) but Poklok-Kamrang will be my Karmathalo (workplace). The promises I have made during my campaigning, the SKM government will fulfil all of them in five years,” said Golay.
Golay particularly thanked the Poklok-Kamrang voters as their mandate not only validates his Chief Minister’s post but also strengthens the SKM government in numbers at the Assembly.
“Because of the votes of the Poklok-Kamrang people, SKM has 19 MLAs which means a strong government with absolute majority. Today’s victory is a result of the good governance we had done in four months and proves that we have managed to earn the people’s trust. We have won the hearts of the people and that is why we won by such a huge margin,” said the Chief Minister.
Golay also congratulated the BJP candidates who won from Gangtok and Martam-Rumtek.
“There is a strong SKM government in Sikkim and a strong BJP government at Centre. We had done seat sharing with the BJP so that pending demands of Sikkim will be fulfilled. This is the only reason for our alliance. People should not listen to the rumours spread by the opposition,” said Golay.
PS GOLAY (SKM): 10,811
MOSES RAI (SDF): 1,858
NOTA: 76



Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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