We are ready for an all party delegation to Delhi solve reservation issues: SKM

11 Dec 2018

Sikkim should send an all-party delegation to Delhi to take up  the reservation issue with the Centre as various demands from different parties and pressure groups are creating confusion.
This was today announced at a press conference by Jacob Khaling, spokesman for Sikkim Krantikari Morcha who also revealed that a ten-member delegation of his party recently met union  Minister for  Tribal Affairs and submitted a memorandum to him spelling out  the  long pending demands of granting Scheduled Tribe Status to the eleven left out communities of Sikkim and conferring `reserved’ status on the Limboo Tamang Seat in Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
``The  ministry is confused with numerous memorandums submitted from the state with different formula and lack of single point agenda has created a problem for them. This is not happy situation. For this we should join hand and an all-party delegation should be sent to Delhi to take the issue,’’ the party spokesman said.
He also said that during their meeting with the union minister the minister was very positive in his response and assured them that the Govt of India was sympathetic towards their demands and that work in that regard was in progress.