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Sikkim: Limboo-Tamangs urge Subba to disclose memoranda on seat reservation

Limboo-Tamangs have been fighting for seat reservation for them in the Sikkim Assembly since 2003.

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Gangtok: The Limboo-Tamang Voluntary Committee on Sunday urged Sikkim MP Indra Hang Subba to make public all memoranda about reserving seats in the state assembly for the Limboo and Tamang communities.

‘We have requested MP Subba to disclose all memoranda on the LimbooTamang seat reservation issue in the Legislative Assembly, for transparency purposes. Also, we have requested them to present their formula for seat reservation in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly. In case of an increase in Assembly seats from the existing 32, the seats for the two communities should also be increased proportionately,’ said Yehang Limboo , President of the Limbo-Tamang Voluntary Committee (LTVC), in a memorandum.

Limboo-Tamangs have been fighting for seat reservation for them in the Sikkim Assembly since 2003. A Consultation committee has been formed for pursuing the matte. The committee is headed by the Lok Sabha MP, who had invited the LTVC for discussions on the issue.

The MP disclosed that after a series of meetings to ascertain the opinion of various stakeholders, the documentation would be done and a report submitted to Chief Minister PS Tamang.

LTVC has claimed that neither the previous Sikkim Democratic Front government, nor the present Sikkim Krantikari Morcha dispensation has done anything substantial to take the issue forward. The LTVC has pressed for seat reservation before the state Panchayat elections in November.
However, the Central government is yet to find a solution on the matter.

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