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SDF Panchayat election manifesto released : Treasure of promises

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Gangtok | Thursday, Oct 12 2017 IST
 
SDF party Panchayat election manifesto has come up as a Dipawalifestival gift to rural Sikkim. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling also president of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) says hisobjective is not just to win, but to secure future of his people.The SDF party contesting panchayatelections for the 5th time since 1997, has fielded the best candidates in anticipation of winning 100 per cent seats. The target is set to win all the185 GPUs 1037 wards and 113 zilla members, hoping to make publicat grassroots, the lords and democratic rulers. The manifesto booklet,with its modern looking getupbears black and white picture of Chamling on the cover and party symbol Umbrella at the back, thecolouful flag is missing for a change. Major points include all that is important with reservation for different categories. Women have beengiven 50 per cent reservation. The Scheduled Tribes have 36 per cent seats reserved, Scheduled Castes 7 per cent, Central OBC 26 per cent, State OBC 25 per cent for election to gram panchayat, zilla panchayat and president of panchayat units. The manifesto is spoonful for rural population, addressing even the minor economic and socialissues. It caters for modernisation, administrative improvement including e-governance. Protectingproperty and land rights of Sikkim Subjects /COI holders has been given due importance. Intellectual activities through establishment of libraries, has not been missed out. Non Sikkim subject certificate holders will be kept outside the business and trading activities in the rural areas. Chamling's basket is full of promises to be kept. He has promised inclusive, empowered development and increase in the happiness index. Farmers have been promised Rs 1 thousand pension subject to conditions, Villagers will get market places for business, provision for compensation of damages caused to crops by monkeyes, porkupines, foxes and other animals will be made and by insects. Organic farming and related issues will continue to get importance,with provision for storage facility as an added attraction. The party president has spelt out the activities to be carried out by new panchayat members, forimplementation. They are expected to make every villager the owner of village, exploit opportunities, change mindset and use technology. Ban on cow slaughter, fire crackers, plastic, grazing, chemical pesticides to be strictly implemented.Panchayats ' manifesto published in Nepali and English,calls upon panchayats to create harmony inSociety, follow party ideology and principles seriously. The candidates are looking forward to November 3, 2017 to rout their opposition.UNI XC AKM

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