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Sikkim Krantikari Morcha sets up committees on pending demands of Sikkim

The ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has set up three separate committees to intensively work towards resolving 3 pending issues of the state. The decision to form the three committees was

The ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has set up three separate committees to intensively work towards resolving 3 pending issues of the state.

The decision to form the three committees was taken at a meeting of the SKM Legislature Party chaired by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Tuesday.

Speaking to Northeast Live, SKM Spokesperson and Chief Minister’s Political Secretary, Jacob Khaling, has informed that these three committees will look after the Assembly seat reservation for Limboo-Tamang communities, according to the tribal status for the 12 left-out communities, and bring the 17th Karmapa Lama to Sikkim.

Regarding the committees formed, the SKM Spokesperson has informed that Lok Sabha MP Indra Hang Subba shall be heading the committee on Limboo-Tamang Assembly seat demand, the members of which are to be appointed expeditiously after which a meeting will be held with the Chief Minister.

The committee would then maintain contact with the Centre for reaching the seat issue to its conclusion.

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Similarly, the chief minister’s political advisor, T.N. Dhakal, has been appointed as the chairperson of the committee on determining tribal status for the 12 left-out Nepali communities of Sikkim.

After finalisation of the committee members, a meeting with the Chief Minister will be convened which will eventually convey it to the Centre to reach the demand to its conclusion.

Meanwhile, Khaling also mentioned that funds for bringing back the Karmapa Lama, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, to Sikkim had already been allocated in the last state budget but could not be materialised due to the pandemic.

Here, Khaling informed that a committee under the chairmanship of Minister Sonam Lama has been formed.

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At the same Sikkim Legislature Party meeting, it was also decided that all MLAs should be present in their government offices 4 days a week and two days in their respective constituencies and party offices to meet the local public and party workers.

The MLAs and concerned ministers are to regularly monitor developmental and infrastructural projects in their respective constituencies while making all out efforts to ensure timely completion of the developmental projects.
Meanwhile, SKM Spokesperson Jacob Khaling has welcomed former SDF leader Ganesh Rai’s decision to form a new political party and wished him well.

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First Published: 27th January, 2022 10:18 IST

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