Monday, February 11, 2008

Have patience, CM tells L-T community


DB RAI
Gangtok:
Those who have given the schedule tribe status for Limbu – Tamang community only they can ensure the seat in assembly for Limbu-tamang. There is no need to jump into the bandwagon of the other parties who are only misleading the people. Remain patient, the Chief Minister, Dr. Pawan Chamling, told members of the Limbu-Tamang community at the celebration of Sonam Losar, a great festival of Tamanag community.
At the gathering organized by Sonam Loshar celebration committee, at Tindharey of Bhasmey, under Central Pandam Constituency, CM was addressing as chief guest. He said opposition parties are always trying to fool Limbu-tamang brethrens. “They say one thing here and do another thing at Centre. They do not have any principles”, CM said. Asserting that he was a man of principle, CM said, “I have been the chief minister for three times but I have not changed my party despite offer of good post in national level parties”. He said, in national level, there is always a pressure on regional leaders to join the national party by offering good post. “But I do not want to sell the dignity of Sikkimese people”, he said. Reiterating his stand that the locals should be employed in the industries in the state, he said, “I am often saying that the entrepreneurs should give first preference to the locals. They can employ outsiders only in case of non availability but I am sure the local youths in the State are enough qualified for the jobs, I believe”. He warned that if the entrepreneurs do not employ the locals, their trade license would be cancelled and those of locals will also be cancelled who just make the trade license and give to outsiders to run business. CM gave new year wishes to the people and lit the diyas (candle) at Sang Choling Tamang Gumpa where the programme was held on Sunday. Local MLA and Agriculture Minister, Mr. Somnath Paudyal, also addressed the gatherimg. Mr. Krishan Sing Moktan, a Sahitya Academy award winner and a former senior police officer in Darjeeling, was present in the programme as the guest of honour.

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