LTVC thanks DT Lepcha for raising LT seat issue in Assembly


GANGTOK, 16 June: Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee [LTVC] expressed its gratitude to MLA, Dorjee Tshering Lepcha for raising the issue of Limboo-Tamang seat reservation in the State Assembly. LTVC thanked Mr Lepcha for raising the issue during the discussion on the second day of the Budget Session on Tuesday and further expressed its disappointment on the silence of leaders from same communities on the issue during the discussion.

A LTVC press release of its publicity secretary, Deepak Tamang states, “It is very disappointing that elected representatives of our own community like the Chief Minister PS Tamang himself, Bhim Hang Subba and and Aditya Golay haven't uttered a single word on LT seat issue since 2019 in the assembly and have failed in fulfilling their responsibillties as it is their duty to be the voice of Limboo- Tamang community and their aspirations.”

The release mentioned that DT Lepcha questioned the SKM government on their seat reservation formula for LT seat reservation and also reminded them of the election manifesto promising LT seat reservation within 10 days. It is added that on the other hand, the statement given by the CM on the subject stating that the government has been in constant touch with the union ministry for considering this long pending demand is absolutely misleading and vague.

The release informed as per RTI reply received by LTVC President Yehang Tshong from Ministry of Home Affairs dated 22/01/21 vide. F.No.11012/06/2001-NE-VI where it has been mentioned that no new formula or proposal has been sent to Ministry of Home Affairs by New SKM govt pertaining to LT seat reservation solution in SLA which itself is a clear answer to the CM's false claim and reflects the current government's ignorance with regard to LT seat issue.

“Until SKM govt doesn't pass a bill in SLA for LT seat solution with formula and propose it at Centre, LT seat reservation will remain a dream,” it is added.

The release stated that LTVC would like to remind SKM govt that during opposition their own SKM MLAs and leaders always demanded LT seat solution from 32 to previous SDF govt and also brought a Private No resolution in SLA for LT seat reservation from 32 and this was a known fact that the party had supported the issue which is known to all.

“SKM's cold approach towards LT seat solution has deeply hurt LT communities. LTVC would request SKM govt to honour their pre-poll election and manifesto promise given to LT communities of Sikkim and resolve LT seat reservation issue at the earliest,” the release adds.


GANGTOK, 16 June: Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee [LTVC] expressed its gratitude to MLA, Dorjee Tshering Lepcha for raising the issue of Limboo-Tamang seat reservation in the State Assembly. LTVC thanked Mr Lepcha for raising the issue during the discussion on the second day of the Budget Session on Tuesday and further expressed its disappointment on the silence of leaders from same communities on the issue during the discussion.

A LTVC press release of its publicity secretary, Deepak Tamang states, “It is very disappointing that elected representatives of our own community like the Chief Minister PS Tamang himself, Bhim Hang Subba and and Aditya Golay haven't uttered a single word on LT seat issue since 2019 in the assembly and have failed in fulfilling their responsibillties as it is their duty to be the voice of Limboo- Tamang community and their aspirations.”

The release mentioned that DT Lepcha questioned the SKM government on their seat reservation formula for LT seat reservation and also reminded them of the election manifesto promising LT seat reservation within 10 days. It is added that on the other hand, the statement given by the CM on the subject stating that the government has been in constant touch with the union ministry for considering this long pending demand is absolutely misleading and vague.

The release informed as per RTI reply received by LTVC President Yehang Tshong from Ministry of Home Affairs dated 22/01/21 vide. F.No.11012/06/2001-NE-VI where it has been mentioned that no new formula or proposal has been sent to Ministry of Home Affairs by New SKM govt pertaining to LT seat reservation solution in SLA which itself is a clear answer to the CM's false claim and reflects the current government's ignorance with regard to LT seat issue.

“Until SKM govt doesn't pass a bill in SLA for LT seat solution with formula and propose it at Centre, LT seat reservation will remain a dream,” it is added.

The release stated that LTVC would like to remind SKM govt that during opposition their own SKM MLAs and leaders always demanded LT seat solution from 32 to previous SDF govt and also brought a Private No resolution in SLA for LT seat reservation from 32 and this was a known fact that the party had supported the issue which is known to all.

“SKM's cold approach towards LT seat solution has deeply hurt LT communities. LTVC would request SKM govt to honour their pre-poll election and manifesto promise given to LT communities of Sikkim and resolve LT seat reservation issue at the earliest,” the release adds.