SKM leaders

1. The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), Sikkim’s ruling party, expels three leaders for anti-party activities.
2. Former minister and ex-advisor among those ousted.
3. Decision communicated by party’s general secretary on June 3.

Gangtok, June 03: The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the ruling party in the state, has expelled three prominent leaders, including a former minister and an ex-advisor, citing their involvement in anti-party activities.

The decision, made on June 3, was communicated by the party’s general secretary, Pawan Gurung, under the direction of SKM president Prem Singh Tamang (Golay).

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Those affected by the expulsion include Karma Loday Bhutia, a former minister and Vice-President Incharge of the Culture Wing, Durga Prasad Pradhan, an ex-advisor who held the position of District Level Vice-President of the Chalak Morcha in Geyzing District, and Avinash Yakha, the General Secretary Press & Media of the Youth Wing.

Effective immediately, the expulsion nullifies their primary membership and all positions within the party, as per the memo issued on June 3, 2024.