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If Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang can keep his flock together, Sikkim can become one of the most progressive states in India's Northeast

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Aditi Phadnis
For the first time in history, Sikkim’s foundation day (the 47th) was celebrated in New Delhi last week. The location was downmarket — the amphitheatre at New Moti Bagh, a residential colony of IAS officers — but the function was fun. It featured a Snow Lion (Singhi Chham) and a Yak Chham dance, songs in Lepcha, Bhutia, and Nepali, the three dominant languages spoken in Sikkim, Sikkimese food that used ingredients flown specially from the state, and long, long speeches with many references to Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Respected Home Minister Amit Shah. The loyalties of Chief Minister
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First Published: May 27 2022 | 11:28 PM IST

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