CM seeks PM Modi’s initiative for safe passage to 17th Karmapa in Sikkim - Newshence
Posted On: In: Gangtok, Sikkim
|The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Pawan Chamling meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on November 19, 2015. (Photo from Voice of Sikkim)|
Gangtok, Nov 20: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to allow the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, to take his seat at Rumtek monastery, the headquarters of Kagupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism in exile.
Mr Chamling had called the Prime Minister in New Delhi yesterday and submitted a memorandum of demands, that included Mr Modi’s initiative to make way for the Kaugpa sect head to take his seat at Rumtek.
Mr Chamling told the Prime Minister that a permission to be granted by the Union government to “His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to have his seat at the Rumtek Monastery where our Sikkimese people have been fondly waiting to have His darshans and blessings.”
The Chief Minister also sought a one-time grant of economic package for comprehensive development of Sikkim in the next five years.
Mr Chamling said the PM gave a patient hearing to all the issues for the one-time grant, which was necessitated by the fiscal difficulties due to the ‘unkindest cut’ inflicted upon the state by the successive finance commission in their awards consecutively rendering the state in a very difficult situation.
The memorandum also contained important socio-political matters requiring the personal intervention of the Prime Minister as these had lingered on requiring resolution at the highest level.
The CM also demanded grating of seats in Sikkim Legislative Assembly to Limboo and Tamang communities as Scheduled Tribes having being categorised at STs in 2002.
The third demand was grant of Scheduled Tribes status to the left out communities.