Sikkim opposition protests against bill
Gangtok: Opposition parties and some
local organisations have decided to jointly approach the
Governor for not giving assent to the Sikkim Disposal and
Destruction of Documents and Records Bill, which was recently
passed by the Assembly.
Representatives from Congress, BJP, CPI(M), Sikkim
Himali Rajya Parishad Party, Sikkim Liberation Party, Nagarik
Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan, SIBLAC and NASBO unanimously
resolved at an all-party meeting that the Bill in question was
"neither in the interest of the state nor of the nation."
SPCC president Nar Bahadur Bhandari told reporters
after the meeting the Bill was "totally undesirable" and has
been brought “unnecessarily”.
He said leaders of opposition parties and social
organisations have decided to approach the Governor,
requesting him not to give his assent to the Bill.
The Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan (NASS) has
already submitted a memorandum to the Governor on Saturday
requesting him not grant assent to the Bill.
A NASS delegation, led by its President T N Dhakal,
alleged that the Bill "has been brought to destroy documents
pertaining to corruption of the SDF government."
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