EVM strong room
Representative photo. Image credit - Daijiworld

A day after Sikkim went to parliamentary and Assembly polls in the first phase, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) has issued a circular directing all its district in-charge vice-presidents, general secretaries and CLC presidents to deploy volunteers at the EVM strong room venues.

In the circular, issued by Uttam Lepcha, state vice president (HQ and administration) of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, the party has asked the district top leaders of the SKM to make the deployment in coordination with the respective party candidates in different districts.

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According to the circular, district party members will voluntarily guard the EVM strong room venues on rotation basis for the safety of the votes polled across the state in first phase on April 11.

The circular reads: “All District In-Charge Vice Presidents, In-Charge General Secretaries and CLC Presidents in coordination with Candidates are hereby requested to deploy volunteers at the EVM strong room venues in all districts on rotation basis at the earliest for the safety of the people’s vote.”

SKM circular
A copy of the SKM circular. Image – Northeast Now
A copy of the SKM circular. Image – Northeast Now

The SKM party has fielded candidates in all the 32 state Assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim.
Stating that the party worked hard in mission mode which it has called ‘Mission Parivartan’, the party vice-president through the circular has urged its district leaders to work together and stay alert until the counting of the votes is over.

The counting of votes for the Assembly elections will be held simultaneously with that of the parliamentary elections on May 23, and the poll results will be declared on the same day.

The circular also reads: “Since all Krantikaris have put in so much efforts for ‘Mission Parivartan’, let us all work together and be alert until the counting is over. The above concerned may please take care of the logistic arrangements on behalf of the Party members who have been deployed for the watch duty.”

Wishing all party members and the people of Sikkim best wishes, state party vice-president stated: “The remaining few days are crucial and could be a big turning point for the people of Sikkim.”

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