Gangtok: Chief Minister of Sikkim PS Tamang made it clear to public representatives that Article 371F entails the special status provided to Sikkim under Constitution of India and it cannot be touched.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 371F is a protective shield which no one can touch. So rest assured” said CM on record in the State Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Citing example that 371 F is continuing in the State as it was can be proved by Sangha seat (representing monastics) and Minister Sonam Lama holding the portfolio of Ecclesiastical Affairs.
“No one from outside the State has been given a job. Has anyone purchased land ? The 5 member bench of Apex Court was kept it intact,” said CM Tamang, he also said that even relevant parts concerning Sikkim have not been touched by the 2023 Finance Act.
The Chief Minister while clarifying the apprehensions of MLA Dilli Ram Thapa, BJP said that the Solicitor General of India, has also confirmed that 371 F has not been diluted by the judgement of SC 2023.’ “Some people have been spreading rumours that it has been diluted, Article 14 will finish us, No! That’s not true.” he said.