SDF victory testimony to our hard work: ChamlingMay 16th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, May 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, whose Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) secured a landslide victory in the assembly polls Saturday, said his party’s election for a fourth consecutive term was “true testimony” to his government’s hard work.
“The people understand the programmes and policies of the SDF. They have seen our work for the past 15 years which makes them believe that it is the SDF that can do the best for them,” a jubilant Chamling told IANS.
The SDF wrested all 32 assembly constituencies as well as the lone Lok Sabha seat from the state.
“The opposition played politics that was based on parochial and baseless issues. They tried to play with the sentiments of the people, which was their downfall. We fought the elections on the basis of our good work and the plans we had for the state,” he told IANS.
The chief minister added that the election result had “justified” his decision to field 22 fresh faces.
“We would have lost if we had gone with the old people. We plan to include the new faces in the cabinet,” said Chamling.
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