CM begins 3-day West Sikkimtour from Yuksom Tashiding


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Gyalshing, 01 Mar: Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang began his three-day tour (01 to 03 Mar) of West Sikkim from Yuksom-Tashiding Constituency today. The CM visited Kongri-Labdang, Dhupi-

Norkhola and Karjee- Mangnam GPUs wherein he interacted with the Panchayats of the respective GPUs to learn about their problems. He then interacted with the public of these areas. People from 17

Panchayat wards met the CM on the first day. Speaking to the media, the CM said, "As an opposition leader in the year 2018 I visited this region and had promised to bring in development once we came to power. I want to keep my promise and as the Chief Minister of the State, I will do my best to fulfill people's aspirations.” This GPU was abandoned in terms of development and has been deprived

of basic facilities for the past 25 years, he alleged. The CM further said that he will keep a close

watch on the villages in this area and visit every year to review the development and progress.

He also inaugurated a police picket post in Dhupidara under Karjee- Mangnam GPU of Yuksam-Tashiding constituency during his visit today. Area ML, Sangay Lepcha, who is also the Deputy

Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly, said that the CM’s visit has given hope to the people of the area. This is for the first time in the history of Sikkim that the Chief Minister himself is visiting such remote villages in our Constituency, said Mr Lepcha.Zilla Panchayat of Karjee-Mangnam, Nanda

Kumar Manger said that this is a historical moment since it is the second time a Chief Minister

has visited the state after former CM, NB Bhandari’s visit in 1988. He expressed his gratitude

to the CM on behalf of the people of the area for the visit and for the developmental Initiatives.

As envisioned by the CM, the medical team under Garib Jan Kalyan Prakosta conducted a free

medical camp at Dhupidara, Gram Prashasan Kendra, today. Medicines and wheel

chairs were distributed free of cost along with free health insurance. The Chief Minister distributed blankets, prestige pans & cookers, torchlights and sweets as a token of love to the people of the Constituency.