Sikkim Assembly adopts resolution on inquiry against CM

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Gangtok, Jan 11 (PTI) The Sikkim Assembly todayadopted a unanimous resolution for a Commission of Inquiry togo into the allegations of disproportionate assets againstChief Minister Pawan Chamling and some of his former andpresent cabinet colleagues.

The Commission under the provisions of the Commissionof Inquiry Act, 1952 will be headed by retired chief justiceof the Sikkim High Court Justice R K Patra.

The resolution, proposed by the Health Minister D NThakerpa was seconded by SDF member B S Panth who describedthe Cabinet''s decision on Friday of setting up a Commission ofInquiry as one, which was in the interest of the people of thestate.

Chamling, the Leader of the House said that he and hisother colleagues against whom the allegations were levelledwould not take part in the discussions over the resolution.

Speaking in support of the resolution other party MLAsaccused the opposition leaders of questioning the wisdom ofthe voters who gave their mandate to the SDF for the fourthconsecutive time.

They accused the SPCC President Nar Bahadur Bhandariof allegedly trying to use the courts for fulfilling hispolitical motives.

The SPCC has filed an FIR before the CBI in New Delhialleging that the chief minister and his present and pastministers had assets disproportionate to their known sourcesof income.

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