Tuesday, May 29, 2007


GANGTOK, May 28: The Sikkim state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today proposed the Chief Secretary to the government of Sikkim and Secretary to the Urban Development and Housing Department to publish the notification delimiting the wards of Gangtok Municipal Corporation in local newspapers.

The party also called for copies of the same to all political parties of the state and the Panchayat of the areas which are being converted from Panchayat under Rural Department to Municipality under Urban Department besides having a provision of public hearing before the final delimitation.

The notification delimiting the wards of Gangtok Municipal Corporation, Singtam, Rangpo, Jorethang-Nayabazar and Namchi Municipal Council and Mangan, Pakyong, Rhenok, Rongli, Ravangla, Soreng, Geyzing and Pelling Nagar Panchayat have been reportedly issued on May 22 seeking views, suggestion and comments within 30 days.

The BJP in its communiqué today also emphasised the need for provision of public hearing, the date of which may be fixed either separately for each or each district or state a whole for views, suggestions and comments.