New Delhi, Dec 11
Lok Sabha MP P.D. Rai sought early resolution of the long-pending demands of Sikkim Government from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The demands included the expansion of Sikkim State Assembly from 32 seats to 40 seats and then giving 5 seats reservation to the Scheduled Tribes of Limboo and Tamang, which is at the stage wherein Cabinet approval is needed.
The demand was placed by MP PD Raito PM during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)meeting convened before the beginning of the Winter Sessionon Monday.
He urgedModi to introduced the bill in the winter session of the parliament, however, if this is not viable during this session,he requestedthat an ordinance be promulgated by the Government giving effect to the same.
He further brought up the issue of giving Tribal Status to the eleven left out communities from Sikkim under the aegis of the 371 F provisions of the Constitution of India.
Modi has assured him that the demands would be “looked into sincerely,” Rai said in a statement to the media on Tuesday.
BJP President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister ArunJaitley, L.K. Advani, Narendra Singh Tomar, and all the leaders of the different constituents of the NDA were present in the meeting.