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Political violence rocks Gangtok, Ex CM Pawan Chamling attacked

Political violence today rocked the state capital Gangtok causing sensation in the heart of the town. To begin with, the convoy of Sikkim Democratic Front president and former Chief Minister

Political violence today rocked the state capital Gangtok causing sensation in the heart of the town.

To begin with, the convoy of Sikkim Democratic Front president and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was attacked allegedly by supporters of the ruling SKM near the state legislative assembly premises.

As per inputs, stones were hurled at Chamling’s convoy as the former CM went to the Assembly on the first day of the Budget session after a gap of almost three years.

As such, SDF supporters had come to see him off till the Assembly. However, Chamling’s convoy was attacked while he was returning from Assembly premises.

Later, when SDF supporters were on their way to the Sadar police station in Gangtok, they were attacked.

Among those who came under attack were party’s Youth Convener Rajesh Walling Rai.

SDF Youth Convenor Rajesh Walling Rai and party supporters received injuries during the attack and were taken to New STNM Hospital in Gangtok.

Not only this, vehicles of SDF supporters were also vandalized in broad daylight.

Meanwhile, 5-time Sikkim Chief Minister and SDF president Pawan Kumar Chamling alleged that people in the Himalayan state are now reeling under severe threat of misgovernance. Chamling, while talking to Northleast Live correspondent Prakash Adhikari, compared the situation to that of Germany when Jewish were locked inside a gas chamber by Hitler. However, the former Sikkim Chief Minister is undeterred and exuded confidence that he will be active in politics despite all odds.

First Published: 28th March, 2022 23:33 IST

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