The Sikkim Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution for inclusion of 12 communities in the State under the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category.

The adopted resolution of the Sikkim Assembly will now be sent to the Centre for approval.

The resolution was adopted during a special one-day session of the Sikkim Assembly, which was conducted by Deputy Speaker Sangay Lepcha.

The resolution was introduced in the Floor of the House by MLAs MK Sharma and Sonam Venchungpa.

“It was a long-standing demand of the 12 communities for grant of ST Status,” said Chief Minister PS Golay while speaking during the special Assembly session.

Sikkim Chief Minister PS Golay further informed that the State Government will send a delegation with the adopted resolution to New Delhi to further pursue the matter with the Central Government.

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Earlier, Chief Minister PS Golay had assured that his Government will put in their best efforts and leave no stone unturned to secure Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the left out communities of the State.

“The government will leave no stone unturned to deliver it,” Sikkim Chief Minister PS Golay said.

CM Golay had also met representatives of the 12 left-out communities in the State and ‘encouraged’ them to work collectively for their common goal.

Golay had also urged the left out communities to form a joint platform to give further boost to the matter.

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