Saturday, November 10, 2007

People need not wait for leaders:Dr. Chamling

DARJEELING, Nov 9 – Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim has urged the public to identify a “community leader” to redress issues concerning the “minorities”. He was speaking at a alecture organised by the RP Lama Foundation.Talking about development in Sikkim, Chamling said his government was among the first to provide 40 per cent reservation to women in government jobs and 30 per cent reservation in other areas. Chamling said Sikkim, which once looked up to Darjeeling, was now surging ahead. The Chief Minister said he was surprised to see that many villages in Darjeeling were not covered by the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna. “People should not wait for leaders but come forward on their own to get the schemes implemented.” He also reiterated the need to create a separate Ministry at the Centre to look into the problems of the hill regions