The land-locked northeast Indian state of Sikkim shares its boundaries with three countries - China, Nepal and Bhutan - but has been peaceful in the last two decades, and is set to become poverty-free as well, is seeking a peace bonus from the NDA regime.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has promised to make every Sikkimese a `crorepati` if he or she votes for his Sikkim Democratic Front in the April 12 Lok Sabha election, inviting criticism from his opponents.
From working as a government contractor at one time to being the current and 5th Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling is the founder member and also the president of the Sikkim Democratic Front.
Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling Monday advocated transparency in implementation of projects including preparation of social estimates and holding mandatory public hearing in the Gram Sabha before undertaking field work.
The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Wednesday described the corruption allegations filed by Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC) president Nar Bahadur Bhandari against Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling as "baseless."
Sikkim lawyers, agitating against former Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran`s transfer here in the same capacity, has sought Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling `cooperation` to stall the posting.
The BJP on Tuesday hit out at the Pawan
Kumar Chamling government for proposing to issue pink cards to
the Sikkimese people to preserve their exclusive identity,
which, it said, was against the tenets of the Constitution.
Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling has said the development activities in the state have derailed due to frequent blockades of its sole road link with the rest of country since 1986 in the wake of intensified
A BJP leader on Saturday levelled charges of misappropriation of public money in CM Pawan Kumar Chamling`s home district of South Sikkim, where a proposed bridge on Rabi Khola has not come up 17 months beyond the stipulated time.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar
Chamling on Saturday said his government`s main priority was to tap
the vast economic and employment opportunities available in
the state besides providing quality education to youths.