Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) led by Bhaichung Bhutia has stated that they have been disturbed by talks regarding the merger of Sikkim with Darjeeling.
The spokesperson of HSP Biraj Adhikari said that merger of Sikkim was actually a seizure which was justified firstly by 35th amendment to the Indian constitution and then by 36th amendment granted special status to Sikkim.
He said in a statement “In view of this, any unilateral move by the Centre to again change the status of Sikkim would be akin to opening enquiry, and scrutiny into these conditions as dictated by International laws.”
He also added that the party feels that it is a situation that does not suit the Centre nor the state at the present juncture and cautioned the Central Government that the people of Sikkim shall not accept such unilateral moves and oppose it.
He said “The Hamro Sikkim Party would also like to assure the people of Sikkim that the party shall not stand back and watch if any such move is contemplated either by the Centre or any other vested interests.”