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Union govt plans to increase Sikkim Assembly seats; seeks suggestions from stakeholders

The Union Government Is Considering A Proposal To Increase The Sikkim Assembly Seats From 32 To 40 And The Government Has Sought Views And Suggestions On The Draft Plan From Various Stakeholders.

PTI | Updated on: 26 May 2017, 08:27:54 PM
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New Delhi:

The Union Government is considering a proposal to increase the Sikkim Assembly seats from 32 to 40 and the government has sought views and suggestions on the draft plan from various stakeholders.

In a notification, the Home Ministry said the strength of the Sikkim Assembly may be increased from the present 32 seats to 40 following a directive of the Supreme Court.

In the proposal, there are provisions for reservation of five Assembly seats for Limboo and Tamang community, 12 seats for Bhutia-Lepcha, two for scheduled castes, one for Sangha while 20 are general seats.

"Suggestions and views of concerned stakeholders on the draft proposal are invited latest by June 26, 2017," a home ministry statement said.
Suggestions of stakeholders can be sent to the Ministry either through e-mail at or by hard copy addressed to Uma Magesh, Under Secretary (NE-II), Room No.208-B, North Block, New Delhi - 110 001. 

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First Published : 26 May 2017, 08:21:00 PM

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