Gangtok, 4 September: Ending his over two decade-long association with the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), the dissident MLA, Mr Prem Singh Tamang, better known as Golay, today formally resigned from the party. He sent his 14-page resignation to the SDF chief and the chief minister Mr Pawan Chamling, it is learnt.
The three-time minister of the state is learnt to have slammed the ruling party for its failure on all fronts despite being in power for years since 1994. He is said to have referred to corruption and dilution of Sikkim&’s special status as guaranteed by Article 371-F of the Constitution under the SDF rule.
Mr Tamang had been openly criticising Mr Chamling and his style of functioning since he had won on a SDF ticket from Upper Burtuk constituency in the 2009 Assembly elections and denied a berth in the
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