I attended the statue unveiling programme of martyr Arun Rai at Chakung Bazaar and paid homage to him.

We must value the fact that he sacrificed his life for SDF party and Sikkim.The people of Sikkim and SDF party will always remember his contribution and sacrifice. Late Arun Rai is an inspiration for our Party to render selfless service for the betterment of the State and the people.

Sikkim has witnessed peace and security during our governance of 24 years with all- round development in all spheres. To sustain the prevailing harmony and tranquility, we should all be united and beware of forces that are misguiding our people by mingling politics with sensitive issues like caste, creed and religion.

I informed that our Government will bring forward new Acts on the following:-
1. 90% job reservation for local people in local industries.
2. Only Sikkim Subject/CoI holders to be allowed to run shops in rural areas.