A young group of the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSM) led by famous footballer-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia staged a day-long dharna in the national capital to protest against increasing corruption in Sikkim.
A report published on Monday by TOI quoting the former captain of the Indian football team as alleging that under the Sikkim Government of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling a scam worth Rs 50,000 crore has been orchestrated in the hydro-power project in the State.
“It is more than the 2G scam,” the report quoted Bhutia as saying.
The report also quoted Bhutia as saying: “Under the current government, corruption is going on at a big scale. It is not me or my party which is saying this, it is the CAG report.”
Bhutia further stated: “It (CAG report) says that the amount of corruption that is happening in Sikkim is huge.”
The former Indian football team captain also said despite all the evidence, the Government and the CBI are yet to probe the scam.
The Hamro Sikkim Party vice-president also accused Chief Minister Pawan Chamling of defaulting on tax returns in a cable business being jointly run by him and his family.
A 20-member youth team of Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) left on Sunday to stage the day-long dharna on Monday at Jantar Mantar.
The dharna was staged on different issues of Sikkim.