SPCC alleges shortage of food supplies in Sikkim

The Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC) Monday alleged that the state government has failed to control the shortage of food supplies and essential commodities in the state due to the GJM`s indefinite bandh.

Updated: Feb 14, 2011, 13:33 PM IST

Gangtok: The Sikkim Pradesh Congress
Committee (SPCC) Monday alleged that the state government has failed to control the shortage of food supplies and essential commodities in the state due to the GJM`s indefinite bandh.

"There is a shortage of vegetables, eggs, chicken and
other essential commodities which has led to the skyrocketing
of prices due to the state government`s failure," a SPCC press
release said.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had yesterday said that
the National Highway 31A, the lifeline for Sikkim, which
passes through Darjeeling Hills district, has been exempted
for the Sikkim traffic from the indefinite shutdown in
Darjeeling.
A convoy of 94 vehicles had left Rangpo for Siliguri
yesterday.

The release also criticised the SDF government’s decision
to file a petition in the Supreme Court to keep NH31A open
instead of holding dialogue with the GJM leaders.

PTI