The apex body in the union territory of Ladakh has decided to withdraw the boycott for the ensuing LAHDC, Leh election scheduled to be held next month after Amit Shah promises to adress 6th Schedule.
Addressing the media, former member of Lok Sabha, Tupstan Chhewang, said that keeping view of the border tensions and an agenda available with others to relate this boycott with that of Kashmir’s they have decided to withdraw the boycott call and decided to go for polls in a very democratic way.
He said the Union home minister Amit Shah has assured them that domicile law will not be introduced in Ladakh.
He said that because of the boycott call and the situation in Ladakh, the government has decided to extend the nomination date by three days to ensure participation.
“We are hopeful of the commitments made by the union home minister and tomorrow minister of state from home is flying to Ladakh and after that more delegation will come and we expect them to fulfil the commitment,” he said.
Minister of Youth affairs and sports, Kiren Rijiju who was present during the joint press briefing said that the constitutional safeguard will take care of the people of Ladakh. “We will look into the provision besides that (6th schedule) if there is anything under the frame of the constitution. Whatever is possible for the protection of people of Ladakh will be considered.”
Meanwhile, in a joint statement issued here, they stated that the delegation was assured that all issues related to language demography, ethnicity, land and jobs would be considered.