New Delhi: Sikkim CM Prem Singh Golay on Thursday submitted a memorandum to PM Narendra Modi demanding reservation of seats in Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the Limboo and Tamang communities of the state.

During his visit to the official residence of the PM in New Delhi, the Sikkim CM also raised the demand for granting of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to 12 left out communities and the visit of the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to the state.

Golay briefed the Prime Minister about the historical significance of the demands and further urged his intervention in the matter.

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“Health and education are the priority sectors of the state government. Several projects are in the pipeline including the 300-bed hospital at Namchi and the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose University of Excellence, to name a few,” the Sikkim CM said via a press release.

The Sikkim CM also apprised the Prime Minister about the road network in the state. “Being a mountainous region, Sikkim requires good road connectivity to develop the far-flung areas, which will also be beneficial in terms of national security. There have been damages to roads throughout Sikkim due to monsoon. I request your his assistance in this regard,” he added.

The Sikkim CM also presented a detailed memorandum regarding all the concerns to the Prime Minister.



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