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SHRP describes Chief Minister's foreign tour as misuse of funds

Written by: Staff

Gangtok, Apr 5 (UNI) The Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad (SHRP), a regional political party, today described Chief Minister Pawan Chamling's month-long tour of the European Countries as misuse of funds.

SHRP president A D Subba told newsmen here that the tour of the Chief Minister along with a host of officials was a wastage of funds and not in the interest of the state.

Dr Subba said the absence of Mr Chamling, also holding the Finance portfolio in the last month of the financial year, had stalled the payment of salary to hundreds of muster roll employees and clearance of other financial bills and caused a lot of inconvience to the public.

Releasing the party's ideology, policy and programmes in Nepali here, Dr Subba said his party's main objective was to work for the equal development of all the areas irrespetive of their locations.

He alleged that the present government had not undertaken any developmental work in the remote areas of the state till today.

He alleged that he was shocked to learn that the state was adjudged as the performing state in the Panchayati Raj in the country. Dr Subba said the judgment was made on the basis of facts and figure in paper and not considering the ground relatities.

He said the the government was discriminating in extending the benefits of various poverty allevations programmes to the people by covering only the people owing allegiance to the ruling party.


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