Bharat announces resignation from Congress Party; addresses grievances with the higher ups of National Party

Basnett had been associated with the Congress Party for the last three decades and was the President of the SPCC for the last seven years, before his resignation

Bharat announces resignation from Congress Party; addresses grievances with the higher ups of National Party

Gangtok, September 14: In a press conference conducted on September 13, Bharat Basnett announced his resignation from the post of President of the Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC), stating that he had already sent in his resignation to Sonia Gandhi, the President of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and other leaders of the AICC in Delhi. 

Basnett has said that his reason for tendering his resignation is that he has many grievances with the National Party, among them is the recent appointment of Kulji Singh Nagra as the In-charge of Sikkim and that this appointment was done without consulting with the SPCC which shows that the Central Party has no regard of the sentiments of the local leaders. Also, that this decision fo the party higher-ups had hurt his self-respect and dignity. 

“I am not happy with the decision of the recent appointment and it is SPCC that suffers due to the decisions of the National party. The National Party doesn’t understand Sikkim’s aspirations and till now I was responsible for handling the party and keeping it alive but they still don’t understand our sentiments. “

Basnett had been associated with the Congress Party for the last three decades and was the President of the SPCC for the last seven years. Furthermore, Basnett was also a two time Lok Sabha candidate from the Congress party and had also contested in the Assembly polls.  

Basnett in this press conference where he announced his resignation from the SPCC also address other concerns such as the constant ever-burgeoning death tally of the State along with saying that the State government has not taken any necessary actions- such as providing financial compensation for the families of the deceased. 

Basnett also criticized the appointment of Sudesh Joshi as the Additional Advocate General by the SKM government, as many local lawyers had provided support to the party in the last election and the appointment of the Additional Advocate General should have been done from among them.

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