A group of advocates in Sikkim extended their support to Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party on Wednesday. Altogether 26 advocates met SKM president PS Golay here on Wednesday and extended their support to the party. A retired police SI, Raghunath Lohar, also formally joined the party.
In his address, SKM president said his party has been working since nine years in the interest of the people and future generation of the state. He said MLAs, leaders and workers of SKM party have always worked for Sikkim and its people even in his absence and the party has won the trust of the people with its works.
Golay said the decision of advocates to support the party is a bold decision and it will help the party to work more effectively for the people. He said SKM is not against any individual but its main objective is to bring change in the system. He said SKM has been standing against any injustice to the people of Sikkim.
He said the state government has been claiming the development in the state by showing MG Marg but the condition of rural areas is pathetic. He stressed that before claiming the developments in the state the government should visit and see the real situation in the remote parts of Sikkim. “By seeing the present condition of the state I am happy for my decision to leave the ruling party and to raise my voice for the people of Sikkim,” he added.
Golay announced that if voted to power SKM government will constitute the ‘Advocate Welfare Fund’ to provide stipend to junior advocates to support them during their initial struggle days of the practice.