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Gorkha Sangh seek assembly seat reservation on basis of population ratio

Gorkha Sangh seek assembly seat reservation on basis of population ratio

Gorkha Sangh seek assembly seat reservation on basis of population ratio

Gangtok, 28 June : The Sikkim Gorkha Jagaran Sangh (SGJS) has filed a writ petition in the High Court of Sikkim seeking Assembly seat reservation as per population in the State and implementation of creamy layer provision for ST also.
The petition was heard by the court on June 25 and the court ordered for issuance of notice to the State and Central respondents.
According to SGJS office-bearers and advisor senior advocate N.B. Khatiwada, the respondents include Ministry of Home Affairs, Election Commission of India, National Commission for ST and the Sikkim government.
We have sought that reservation of seats should be as per population for all communities in the State so that every community gets justice, said Khatiwada today. We have also sought implementation of creamy layer provision for STs, he said.

The SGJS has the belief that even the Limboo and Tamang communities would get their seats under this option and accordingly, we have filed the writ petition, said the SGJS office-bearers.
Khatiawada and SGJS executives were briefing the media here at Press Club of Sikkim today about their writ petition filed at the High Court of Sikkim. Those SGJS executives at the press meet were Sangh working president Balbir Tamang and spokesperson Manil Raj Rai and KisanChettri.
The SGJS insisted that their petition was not targeted against any community in the State. The writ petition is listed for hearing on July 31.
The SGJS contended that the Sikkimese Nepali majority community have been deprived from their full political rights in Sikkim for years.
Explaining why they filed the writ petition, the SGJS executives maintained that the majority community was deprived reservation as per their population in the Assembly in 1979 after the amendment in Representation of People’s Act. The seat formula made at that time, however, gave double political rights and reservation to the 18.43% population group of the State, said the Sangh.

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