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Want to join Mamata Banerjee for the prosperity of Darjeeling - Pawan Chamling

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Chamling backs Didi on hills

Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling on Monday iterated his backing for Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on her handling of the situation in the Darjeeling hills where the Gorkhaland agitation had resulted in the three months-long shutdown in the middle of last year.

Interacting with a visiting team of journalists from Calcutta here, Chamling praised Mamata as a great leader who enjoys his complete support.

"The chief minister said he supports whatever Mamata is doing in the Darjeeling hills since she is a great leader of a big state. He also said that he was for the development of both Bengal and Sikkim," said a member of the visiting team.

On the Doklam standoff, Chamling is understood have told the team that he came to know about it through the media and neither the Union government nor the Indian Army kept had him in the loop.

He spoke about the four per cent increase in forest cover of Sikkim and called for extending the ban on the use of plastic throughout India.

The Sikkim chief minister, according to the senior journalist, also iterated his demand for the granting of peace bonus to the Himalayan state for its impeccable record in maintaining law and order. "He demanded Rs 1,000 crore as peace bonus, citing the absence of insurgency, hostility and violence on the basis of caste, creed and religion during his tenure," said the journalist.


Sikkim has been demanding peace bonus for a long time now, but the Centre has remained mute to it. Mizoram was the first state to be given peace bonus way back in 2000 for being the most peaceful state in the otherwise trouble-torn north-east.


Centre kept us in dark on Doklam: Chamling
Shiv Sahay Singh

GANGTOK, AUGUST 20, 2018

Says people in Sikkim are now living in fear of a war

Observing that the people of Sikkim are “living in fear” because of the stand-off in Doklam between India and China, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday said the Centre had kept the border State in the dark on the issue.
Pawan Chamling with Mamata Banerjee - a file photo

“Nobody has consulted us, neither the Centre nor the Army has told us anything about the situation. Whatever we get to know about Doklam is from newspaper reports,” Mr. Chamling told a group of journalists from the Kolkata Press Club.
“Here in Sikkim, we live with the Doklam issue. There is a fear psychosis among the people. We are afraid of the situation,” Mr. Chamling said.

He said the people feared a war with China, and referred to Kupup, the last inhabited village in Sikkim, about 30 km from Doklam.

“We want good relations between India and China. The State government and the people of Sikkim have shown their love for the country and have worked for the interest of India,” he said. On a solution to the issue, he said the Centre knew best.

Mr. Chamling said he had tried to shield the State from external disturbances, whether from Maoism in Nepal or the Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling. He said he wanted peace in Darjeeling, and supported the stand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“We want to join Mamata Banerjee and contribute to the prosperity of Darjeeling,”. In 2017, the West Bengal government had accused Sikkim of giving shelter to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung..


Via The Hindu


Pawan Chamling talked about Identity crisis on Bhanu Jayanti

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Buddha was of Nepali origin,’ says C.M.

SUJAL PRADHAN

Gangtok 13 Jul 2018 On the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has called for preservation of the communal harmony that prevails in the State.

“Our government has maintained peace, security and harmony in the State all these years. I urge everyone to take ownership and responsibility as dutiful citizens and give their full support in ensuring continuity to the communal harmony that exists in the State,” he said, addressing the State-leval Bhanu Jayanti celebration at Manan Kendra on Friday.

In Sikkim, celebrations on the occasion of birth anniversary of poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya are not limited only to the Nepali community. People from all communitiestake part in the festivities related to Bhanu Jayanti, reaffirming the communal harmony that exists among the Sikkimese people. The theme for this year’s Bhanu Jayanti is “Jatiya Sadbhavana” (Communal Harmony).

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also talked about the identity crisis of the Nepali community. He said: “We still suffer from an identity crisis. We are still viewed as immigrants by our mainland countrymen. Doubts are cast on our nationality. Even personally also, I was made a victim of this crisis, when a case was filed in the Court questioning my nationality. It is during such times that we, the Nepali people, have to be united and prove that we are proud Indians having made our contributions towards the nation, right from the time of Lord Buddha. History is proof that the Buddha was of Nepali origin, having being born in Nepal. So, if we have to prove our identity, we can say that we are Indians as much as Lord Buddha is! Therefore, whenever aspersions are cast on our identity, we as a community should stand for each other and protect ourselves from such derogatory attacks.

He also made a few announcements. “Our Government has endeavoured towards the promotion of Nepali language. Nepali is taught in schools and colleges; from this year, we are taking further steps to encourage our students to take up Nepali as a subject in schools and colleges. A language can be safeguarded, promoted and recognized if people study it as a subject. People from the Nepali community can even write UPSC examination in Nepali language as it comes under the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Such efforts will go a long way in promotion and recognition of Nepali language,” he added.

He directed his department to look for land for construction of Bhanu Bhawan in Gangtok. The State Government would bear all expenditure for its construction.

Via EOI

Gurung congratulats Pawan Chamling for becoming the longest serving Chief Minister in India

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Bimal Gurung's Press Release congratulating Shri. Pawan Kr. Chamling for becoming the longest serving Chief Minister in India.

On behalf of the people of Darjeeling-Terai-Duar region, and the Gorkha community living across India and the world, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Shri. Pawan Kr. Chamling for becoming the longest serving Chief Minister in India.

The life of Shri. Pawan Kumar Chamling is an inspiration for all of us to follow. There was a time when he was forced to live outside Sikkim following threats to his life, but he never gave up on the land of his forefathers, and its people. Instead he struggled to restore democracy and rule of law in Sikkim. It is his never give up attitude, perseverance, and dedication towards Sikkim that has today resulted in him becoming one of the most enduring and popular Chief Ministers of our nation.

Through his actions, he has inspired generations of youths not only in Sikkim but also all over India to dream big and have the courage and the conviction to make those dreams come true. Sikkim today leads on numerous fronts - from becoming the first state to achieve 100% sanitation goals, to becoming the first and only organic state in India. All of these achievements have been made possible, because of his inspirational leadership.

His unflinching support to the people of Darjeeling during all our hardships has earned him love and respect from all sections of our society. His government's support to Gorkhaland statehood has given hope to all our people, and his constant reiteration of fraternity and brotherhood between Darjeeling and Sikkim is what inspires us to realize, we will never be alone

Once again, I congratulate Shri. Pawan Kr Chamling ji, and thank him for being an inspiration that everyone in India can look up to.

सिक्किमको मुख्यमन्त्री अनि जिटिए चेयरम्यान अनि भाइस चेयरम्यान माझ सौजन्यमूलक भेटवार्ता आउँदो २७

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सिक्किमको मुख्यमन्त्री अनि जिटिए चेयरम्यान अनि भाइस चेयरम्यान माझ सौजन्यमूलक भेटवार्ता आउँदो २७ मार्चको दिन तय

दार्जिलिङ,२४ मार्च २०१८:

आज जिटिए भाइस चेयरम्यान अनित थापाले प्रेस बिज्ञ्पती मार्फत आउँदो २७ मार्चको दिन हुने भेटवार्ता बारे जनाएका छन्।उनले भने,'दार्जीलिङ- सिक्किममाझ युगौंदेखि रहिआएको प्रगाढ़ साइँनो अनि सम्बन्धमा अझ थप आयाम अनि प्रगाढ़ता प्रदान गर्ने उद्धेश्यले आगामी २७ मार्च २०१८ ( मगंलबार)- को दिन जीटीए, बोर्ड अफ एडमिनिस्ट्रेटर्सका अध्यक्ष विनय तामाङ अनि उपाध्यक्ष अनित थापाले सिक्किमका मुख्यमन्त्री डा. पवन कुमार चामलिङसित सौजन्यमूलक भेटवार्ता गर्ने तय भएको छ। सिक्किमको मिन्तोकगाङस्थित मुख्यमन्त्री डा. पवन कुमार चामलिङको आवासगृहमा अपराह्न ३ बजी उक्त भेटवार्ता हुनेछ।

विगतमा रहिआएको दार्जीलिङ पहाड़ अनि सिक्किममाझको कतिपय राजनैतिक समस्याहरूको निराकरण अनि आपसी मतभेदलाई साम्य गराउने उद्धेश्यले उक्त भेटवार्ता अत्यन्त आवश्यक देखिएको थियो। किनभने कतिपय भूल बुझाबुझ अनि राजनैतिक क्रियाकलापहरूले दार्जीलिङ-सिक्किममाझको राजनैतिक आत्मीयता अनि रगतको साइँनोमा केही चिसोपन देखिन शुरू भएको थियो।  तर गत १७ तारीख  मार्च २०१८ को दिन सिलगढ़ीमा सिक्किमका मुख्यमन्त्री डा. पवन कुमार चामलिङ अनि पश्चिम बगांलका मुख्यमन्त्री ममता व्यानर्जीको भेटवार्तापछि यो अवसर तय भएको थियो। अब आगामी २७ मार्चको दिन सिक्किमका मुख्यमन्त्री डा. पवन कुमार चामलिङ अनि जीटीए अध्यक्ष विनय तामाङ अनि उपाध्यक्ष अनित थापामाझ सम्पन्न हुने भेटवार्ताले दार्जीलिङ अनि सिक्किममाझ चिस्सिदै गइरहेको सम्बन्धमा पुनः आत्मीयताको न्यानोपन फर्केर आउनेछ भन्ने हामी पूर्ण विश्वस्त छौं।

सिक्किम हाम्रो अभिभावक राज्य हो  किनभने त्यहाँ हामीसित रगतको साइँनो लाग्ने आफन्तहरू बसोबासो गर्दछन्। त्यहाँ हाम्रो अनुहार भएका मुख्यमन्त्री अनि मन्त्रीहरू छन् जसले सबल अनि सक्रियताको साथ सिक्किम राज्यलाई प्रगतिको मार्गतिर लगातार दोहोराइरहेका छन्। हामी दार्जीलिङवासी सिक्किमको उक्त प्रगति देखेर  सदैव गौरव गर्छौ। अर्कोतिर, सिक्किमले पनि दार्जीलिङवासीलाई सदैव माया गरेर हरसम्भव साथ अनि सहयोग प्रदान गरेको इतिहास छ जसलाई दार्जीलिङवासीले कदापि भुल्न सक्नेछैनन्।

यसैले विगतमा भएको भूल बुझाबुझ अनि मतभेद अथवा घर झगड़ालाई भुलेर सिक्किम- दार्जीलिङले दाजु-भाईको नाताले सम्बन्धको न्यानो अगांलो हाल्ने दिन आइसकेको छ। किनभने दार्जीलिङले हिजो भोगेको तिक्तता, पीड़ाहरू सब भुलेर सिक्किमले झै शान्ति, उन्नति अनि समृद्धिको मार्गमा अघि बड़्न चाहन्छ। विगतका सबै दुर्घटनाहरू भुलेर भावी-पीढ़िको सुन्दर भविष्य अनि सुन्दर, सुनियोजित तथा समस्याविहीन दार्जीलिङको निर्माण गर्न चाहन्छ।

हाम्रो यस अभियानमा हामीले अभिभावकको रूपमा मान्दै आइरहेको सिक्किमले पनि पूर्ण सहयोग प्रदान गर्नेछन् भन्ने हामीलाई विश्वास छ। यही विश्वासको साथ हामी हाम्रो अभिभावक राज्यका अभिभावक मुख्यमन्त्रीसित भेटवार्ता गर्न आगामी २७ मार्च २०१८ को अपराह्व ३ बजी सिक्किममा हुनेछौं।

SIKKIM CM VISIT TO DELHI: OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE

Sikkim 19th June 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party President, Sikkim Pradesh, DB Chauhan has again stressed that the Chief Minister in his meeting with the Prime Minister recently has only placed the same old demands and repeated the same old assurance to the Sikkimese people that the “Central Government is sympathetically looking after these issues and analyzing the facts’’. Calling him an ineffective leader, Chauhan states that the Chief Minister has failed time and again to convince the Centre on many important issues of the State.

Calling Mr. Chamling double-faced, he says, “Outside the state, just after crossing Rangpo Bridge he is the Chief Minister of whole Sikkim and demands developmental budget before the union government for the overall development of Sikkim. But no sooner that he enters Sikkim he becomes the Chief Minister of SDF Party only and its close associates, ignoring the opposition party and its supporters.”

According to Chauhan, this attitude is leading a section of the Sikkimese people into utter frustration and its consequences are appearing into the society in different forms like alcoholism, drug addiction murder and rapes.
Bharatiya Janata Party President, Sikkim Pradesh, DB Chauhan
Bharatiya Janata Party President, Sikkim Pradesh, DB Chauhan
Speaking about the study loan financed by SIDICO, he says that it is mandatory for the loanee to get it cleared by the school/college authority, and the office of the CM is the final authority to award the loan.

“So we cannot deny the fact that the SIDICO loan will be given only to those students who are the nearest and dearest ones desired by the CM and the area MLA. The chances of getting the loan who are not in the good book of the area MLA and CM is very bleak. So there is cent percent probability of rejection for a student whose parents are not the supporter of SDF party. Matters relating to different grants in aids and other facilities meant for the general public faces the same consequence which has created a great deal of public displeasure and annoyance through Sikkim.

Mr. P.K. Chamling speaks high about developing Sikkim but in reality he is developing his own supporter’s family members and relatives depriving the opposition party supporters even if he or she is eligible for the grant-in-aid, and loan. BJP Sikkim Pradesh condemns such bias policy of SDF government,” states the state BJP president.

Talk Sikkim


Deligation led by Pawan Chamling met PM Narendra Modi

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New Delhi 16th June 2016: Deligation led by the Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Chamling met Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi today at New Delhi and submitted memorandums demanding seat reservation for Limboo and Tamang in Sikkim Legislative Assembly, allowing Karmapa to Sikkim and tribal status for 11 left out communities of Sikkim.

Sikkim delegates led by Chief Minister who met PM in New Delhi have sought Rs 43,589 Cr (Forty Three Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty Nine Crore) special package for development.

Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Chamling met Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi
This is the second time the duo have met this year PM Narendra Modi was invited to inaugurates Sikkim Organic Festival January 2016.

Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling's Effigy burnt in Kalimpong

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Writes MUKESH SHARMA 

Kalimpong,15th June Pasang Tamang and his independent party today burned effigies of Sikkim chief minister Dr Pawan Chamling at Damber Chowk Kalimpong.

Tamang with around 150 supporters first took out a rally from the town. The supporters,who were carrying black flags and placards, raised slogans against Chamling demanding apology for his statement.

The protest came nearly a month after after Sikkim chief minister Dr Pawan Chamling while addressing a Sakewa celebration programme at Singithang Ground Namchi said that Sikkimese Nepalis must be clear that Gorkhas are people who had come to India to serve in the army in the past and later settled in different parts of the country.
Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling's Effigy burnt in Kalimpong
Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling's Effigy burnt in Kalimpong
He later added that the Sikkim Nepalis are not the same as the Gorkhas. Despite similarity in culture and tradition there is no similarity of the Sikkim Nepalis with the so-called Gorkhas, he said.

The statement was condemned by many but no one came forward. Pasang Tamang today said, “We as a small party waited for bigger parties to condemn the statement but they did not utter a word. Dr Pawan Chamling is a pride of our community and such a statement has hurt our sentiment.”

He said this is just the beginning of series of programmes.“We just want him to take back his words. If he does not we will hold protests in the Darjeeling Hills, Terai, Dooars and finally Delhi.

Via kalimpongnewsexpress

Sikkim Gorkha Jagran Samaj takes out a Peace Rally

The Sikkim Gorkha Jagran Samaj, a non-government state-level organization of Gorkha ethnic group of Sikkim, takes out a Peace Rally from Deurali to Gangtok in Sikkim today  to press for demand of Limboo-Tamang seat reservation in the State Legislative Assembly. One of the demands of the samaj being is that the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling take back his statements made on the occasion of Sakewa, wherein he drew differences between Sikkimese Nepali and Gorkhas from rest of India.

The rally today was in support of Limboo-Tamang seat reservation. The organization is also demanding 'justice' for the majority community with their one man one vote slogans printed on placards. The rally was culminated at Paljor Stadium.


Sikkim Gorkha Jagran Samaj Peace Rally from Deurali to Gangtok in Sikkim
Sikkim Gorkha Jagran Samaj Peace Rally from Deurali to Gangtok in Sikkim
Sikkim Gorkha Jagaran Sang demands were:-
1).constitutional rights
2).political rights
3).equally
4).demanding the sheet reservations for Limboo - Tamang in sikkim legislative assembly
5.Chief Minister Pawan Chamling take back his statements on Indian Gorkhas on the occasion of Sakewa

 
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