Nitesh R Pradhan
Gangtok, July 17
Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee (LTVC) censured the news published in local dailies through PIB regarding the LT Seat reservation.
In a press release, LTVC has asked, can State Govt and MP tell us under which formula Centre is considering LT seat? MoTA is not authority to comment on LT seat reservation issue as Limbu- Tamang are already tribal and LT seat reservation issue solely falls under Ministry of Home Affairs. It’s MHA duty to give the answer and not MoTA release added.
Further, it said that till date only two formulas of previous SDF Govt i.e. Burman Commission and 40 Alternative formulation interim formula is pending at Centre for LT seat reservation. SKM led new Govt has not passed any new bill/ resolution from Sikkim Legislative Assembly for LT seat reservation solution nor has proposed any new formula at centre for LT seat reservation solution. New govt hasn’t withdrawn old formulas of previous SDF govt from centre till now. As area delimitation is freeze till 2026 and increase in seat is not possible at present, so on what basis new govt is seeking LT seats from Centre
i) Burman commission,
iv) 32 ??
LTVC further said to get LT Seat reservation, first, SKM led New Govt must withdraw previous SDF Govt’s Burman Commission and 40 Alternative formulation interim formula from Centre.
Second, SKM led New Govt must pass fresh new formula, bill/ resolution from SLA from 32 like they promised before election to LT communities and propose the same at Centre for full and final solution for LT seat reservation in Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
Third, after this is done then by SKM led New Govt then only LT seat is possible or it’s just a Political gimmick to fool LT communities of Sikkim in the name of LT seat reservation in SLA said in a press release.