Chamling blames Opposition for Geyzing IED

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Gangtok, Sep 28 (UNI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today accused the Opposition of planting IED at Geyzing and levelling allegations of being a foreign national against him.

Addressing a meeting here, Mr Chamling alleged that the pressure cooker bomb planted at Geyzing during the 'Janta Mela' was the handiwork of the opposition parties.

An IED had been discovered in close vicinity to the ground where the Chief Minister was scheduled to address a gathering at Geyzing, West Sikkim, on September 24.

'' The opposition in Sikkim are 'power hungry frustrated elements'. They want to turn paradise like Sikkim into hell. They also want to create panic among the people through such terror tactics like the IED at Geyzing,'' Mr Chamling said.

Regarding the recent torching of his effigy in Siliguri, Mr Chamling said that it was done on the behest of the opposition parties.

A fringe organisation had recently torched the effigy of Mr Chamling at Siliguri branding him as a citizen of Nepal. The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government has already announced a 12-hour bandh in Sikkim tomorrow to register its protest against the allegations.

''Torching of effigies is allowed but it is not acceptable that the entire Nepali speaking community is defamed by levelling Nepal citizen allegations against me,'' he said.

Mr Chamling reminded that he was the senior most Chief Minister in the country and such foreign national allegations was an insult to the Sikkimese people and the entire Nepali speaking community in the country.

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