ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SIKKIM-Budget Session Wrangles Ahead

January 14, 1978 SIKKIM Budget Session: Wrangles Ahead Tushar Ranjan Patranabis THE ensuing Budget session of the Sikkim Assembly, scheduled to meet in the last week of February, is expected to be a stormy one; both Cha- tur Singh Roy, who resigned as Speaker last September on the question of recognising the opposition party, and Nar Bahadur Khatiwada, who leads the seven-member opposition owing allegiance to the Sikkim Prajatantra Congress in the Assembly, arc agreed on this. Although groomed in parliamentary practice by Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa, Khatiwada is now the st acrimonious opponent of Kazi. According to him, the Kazi reign is "butchering" parliamentary democracy and is trying to perpetuate a "corrupt, anti-people administration". With a population of less than three lakhs, Sikkim has 32 MLAs and the ruling party

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