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�Old settlers� of Sikkim seek tax relief

By A Correspondent

GANGTOK, Aug 21 - A four-member delegation of the Association of Old Settlers of Sikkim met Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) at the Tashiling Secretariat today. The association, on behalf of the old settlers, congratulated the Chief Minister and his party on forming the Government in the State.

The delegation demanded tax exemptions for old settlers who have been residing in Sikkim prior to April 26, 1975. During the meeting, they also aired other grievances of the old settlers and business communities of Sikkim.

The Chief Minister assured that all their demands would be looked into. He also sought their support so that all can work together for peace and prosperity of the State.

The old settlers are mostly businessmen hailing from other parts of India who had settled in the Himalayan State prior to its merger with the Indian Union in 1975.

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�Old settlers� of Sikkim seek tax relief

GANGTOK, Aug 21 - A four-member delegation of the Association of Old Settlers of Sikkim met Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) at the Tashiling Secretariat today. The association, on behalf of the old settlers, congratulated the Chief Minister and his party on forming the Government in the State.

The delegation demanded tax exemptions for old settlers who have been residing in Sikkim prior to April 26, 1975. During the meeting, they also aired other grievances of the old settlers and business communities of Sikkim.

The Chief Minister assured that all their demands would be looked into. He also sought their support so that all can work together for peace and prosperity of the State.

The old settlers are mostly businessmen hailing from other parts of India who had settled in the Himalayan State prior to its merger with the Indian Union in 1975.