In the midst of demand by certain professional merger equips that Darjeeling ought to be converged with Sikkim as a permanent political solution, Sikkim Chief Minister P.S. Golay today clarified that Sikkim is a different State and there was no chance Darjeeling could be converged with the State.
"There is no doubt of Darjeeling being converged with Sikkim, as our State is protected under Article 371 F of the Constitution. Likewise, our State was framed after its merger with the Indian union through a different tripartite agreement way back in 1975, and we have a different status," Golay told to the media person here today.
The Chief Minister added the Central government's 'One-Nation One-Law' policy will not have an impact on the special status delighted in by the Himalayan Statein any way.
On the tribal status demand, being sought after by pioneers in both Darjeeling and Sikkim, Golay said the left-out networks ought to likewise be given the same facilities as the other tribal communities in the region. “We have been raising this issue even when our party Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, was in the opposition in Sikkim,” he said.
Earlier, solicited on the revocation from Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the Sikkim Chief Minister emphasized his complete support to the Center government's decision.
Amidst the greater cheers, supports, protests, doubts and confusions on the revocation of Article 370, prime Minister of the nation, Narendra Modi is likely to address the people of the nation. Modi, as per reports, will be speaking on the revocation of Article 370 in J&K.
The PM’s speech for the nation has come to be scheduled after 2 days of the revocation of the article in the parliament as proposed by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Immediately after ending the Article 370 and its influence, the special status enjoyed by J&K ever since the independence of the nation, has also come to an end. Not only this, a bill to bifurcate the state and divide it into two Union Territories was also proposed and passed by the parliament. This resulted in Kashmir and Ladakh being Union Territories, Kashmir with a legislature and Ladakh without a legislature.