Electoral victory was people’s certificate that SKM worked for them: Golay

Thursday, Jun 13, 2024 23:45 [IST]

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Electoral victory was people’s certificate that SKM worked for them: Golay

BIJOY GURUNG

GANGTOK, : Chief Minister PS Golay has said the Sikkimese electorate gave a “certificate” to the SKM government’s good work in the first term by delivering an absolute mandate in the 2024 Assembly & Lok Sabha elections.

The SKM was re-elected to the government with a thumping majority by sweeping 31 seats out of 32 Assembly seats besides winning the lone Lok Sabha seat also. The PS Golay-led Krantikaries had first formed the government in the 2019 Assembly elections with a simple majority.

“In our first term, we spared no efforts to provide all possible service and support to the people. In return, we got full support from the people for which we are grateful to them. Five years ago we had promised to work for the people and the trust we got in this election is a certificate from the people saying that we (SKM government) worked well for them,” said the Chief Minister on Wednesday.

Golay was addressing the valedictory session of the first session of the 11th Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

Reiterating his gratitude to the people, the Chief Minister asserted that the SKM government will work sincerely on its electoral promises of ‘Sunaulo Sikkim, Samriddha Sikkim’ and the nine ‘guarantees’ made to the people of Sikkim. As Team Sikkim, we will work for the people, he recorded in the House.

Later speaking to the media, the Chief Minister informed that the full State Budget 2024-25 would be presented in the Assembly in the first week of July.

First week of July, said Golay when asked about when the full budget would be placed.

An interim budget of Sikkim for this fiscal year had been passed in the third week of March before the State went for the Lok Sabha & Assembly Elections in April.

The valedictory session was also addressed by minister Arun Upreti, SKM Martam-Rumtek MLA Sonam T Venchungpa and SDF Shyari MLA Tenzing Norbu Lamtha.

 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi