In the latest incident, the Citizen Forum through a recently acquired “detailed information” by utilizing the power of Right to Information Act has revealed the involvement of the State Government in the scam of eating away triple the sum of the compensated amount.
During a meeting organized by the Citizen Forum yesterday, thousands turned up to witness the RTI document detailing about the actual amount compensated along with the names of beneficiaries.
As enumerated in the RTI document, for instance, beneficiaries from Rakdong Tintek and Khamdong entitled to receive a sum of Rs 25,000 and Rs 30, 000 on the contrary had been handed over a sum hovering around Rs 5,000.
Organised by Citizen Forum, the meeting was held at old Makha Bazaar under Rakdong Tintek constituency under the chairmanship of ACT President Athup Lepcha and President Citizen Forum Thukchuk Lachungpa. Various political party leaders along with former Rajya Sabha member PT Gyamtso also attended the meeting.
Addressing a huge gathering of people, Mr. Lachungpa said, “The government has deceived and cheated the innocent people of
Highlighting the aims and objectives in organizing the meeting he said that almost all the affected families have been the victim of the government’s unscrupulous scam and at the same time has demanded a suitable reply from the government on the issue.
“Now the forum will raise voice for the poor and the deceived; it’s time not only to place verbal assurances but also to raise a voice for such injustice, for which the Citizen Forum will fight for that, Mr. Lachungpa informed.
He also came heavily on the Chamling government stating that the government has failed to provide justice to the people of
“If money counts everything for the political leaders, it is the graveyard of the ancestors, which matters most for the people,” he further said.
Mr. Lachungpa made clear that there shall be no development at the cost of environment and sentiments of the people – the statement which earned common applause from the gathering.
Though the agreement between the State government and the power company pronounce deployment of 25 per cent of local engineers, there are only eight engineers hitherto, he informed.
Talking over the printing and circulation of the pamphlets by SDF party against the people fighting for scrapping of hydel projects, Mr. Lachungpa said that a case has already been already filed against the party president and is the first of its kind against the Chief Minister.
Former Rajya Sabha member PT Gyamtso on his part said, “Although I became the Rajya Sabha member under the umbrella of SDF party, the undemocratic activities of the party has compelled me to spill the beans. “Now they cannot sell
Likewise, member CPI (M) State Committee Anjan Upadhaya also addressed the gathering saying that the party will extend its full support and co operation towards the Lepchas in safe guarding their identity and also to protect the old laws of
Also emphasizing on the protection of the old laws of
Tara Shresthra of SHRP and Shera Hang Subba of Sikkim Progressive Party also extended their support towards the cause raised by ACT in saving
Tseten Lepcha, chief co-coordinator of ACT informed that the hunger strike that has been carried out by ACT will not be stopped unless and until all the commissioned projects in Dzongu are scrapped.
Likewise, Gumbhi Wang of Universal peace Federation of Korea also addressed the gathering with the message of peace, love and tranquility in Nepali language.
The local people including Bhim Prasad