Prem Singh Tamang
Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay)meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block in New Delhi on Friday.

Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) has urged the central government to reserve seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for Limboo-Tamang communities.

The Sikkim chief minister placed the demand before the Centre as he called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block in New Delhi on Friday.

The demand for reservation of seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for Limboo-Tamang communities has been pending for the last several years as a result of which the communities have remained deprived from enjoying their political rights.

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After meeting Amit Shah, the Sikkim CM congratulated and extended warm greetings to him on assuming the office of the Union Home Minister.

During the meeting, the Sikkim chief minister highlighted the provision of Article 371F of the Constitution, which is the greatest gift to the Sikkimese people and that it needs to be preserved, protected and implemented both in letter and spirit.

The chief minister also placed the demand before the union minister for inclusion of the 11 left-out communities of Sikkim in the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) so as to bring equality among the Sikkimese people.

He also requested the union minister to extend support for solving issues of water supply, power and road construction in the border areas under the Border Area Development Programme.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at: sagchhetri@gmail.com

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