Sikkim MPs meet Kiren Rijiju, discussed over Karmapa and LT Issue - The Voice of Sikkim
On 01 May, Sikkim MPs Rai and Lachungpa meet MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, press for early entry of HH Gyalwa Karmapa to Sikkim.
PD Rai, MP Lok Sabha and Hishey Lachungpa, MP Rajya Sabha, called on Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju today at his official residence in New Delhi.
They thanked the Minister for meeting up with HH Ugen Trinley Dorjee, the Gyalwa Karmapa recently. They said that this has sent a strong message to the people of Sikkim that the time was nearing when he would be able to take his rightful place in Rumtek.
Shri Rijiju briefed the MPs about the state of play as far as the issue was concerned. He said that he is optimistic the Government of India would be more favourable in due course to fulfil the wishes of the people of Sikkim. He acknowledged that the Sikkim Chief Minister, Shri Pawan Chamling, the Government of Sikkim and the SDF Party were always pushing for this demand for a very long time and consistently. ‘The very fact that both MPs are here today proved that’, he said.
The matter of Limboo Tamang seats reservation in the Sikkim Assembly was also discussed. The Minister acknowledged that matter was both serious and complex. He stressed and assured the MPs that the Government of India will find an amicable solution to this issue. He mentioned that he has been meeting many delegations from Sikkim.
The MPs, who are both members of the High Level Committee, set up by the Government of Sikkim on the issue, put forward their views as well.