Chief minister Prem Singh Golay (left) with Union home minister Amit Shah

Gangtok: Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), accompanied by ministers Sonam Lama and Arun Upreti, called on Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi recently.

Golay congratulated minister Shah on abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution related to the state of Jammu &Kashmir and the peaceful transition. He also thanked Shah on his assurance given to Parliament for the protection and preservation of the sanctity of 371F of the Constitution. The CM placed various demands of the State including seat reservation of Limboo and Tamang communities, tribal status to all left out 11 communities of the State and other pending demands.

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The chief minister also presented a white paper to the home minister, which was placed before the state assembly on the alleged financial and development mismanagement by the previous government. He also presented the white paper on Teesta urja hydel power project about its alleged mismanagement and negligence on the project completion. The issue of embezzlement of public fund was also raised during the discussion.

Golay also presented the list of the Sanskrit teachers recently appointed by the state government in various schools of Sikkim. The speech of the governor delivered during the last budget session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly was also presented to the Union minister.

Home minister Shah assured the CM to consider the long-pending political, social and economic demands of the state issues.

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