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Sikkim asks Delhi govt to withdraw ad referring to state as 'separate nation'

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Hours after Sikkim took objection to a Delhi government advertisement erroneously referring the state as a “separate country”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday condemned the incident and said action has been taken against the officer concerned.

“Sikkim is an integral part of India. Such errors also cannot be tolerated. Advertisement has been withdrawn and action taken against the officer concerned,” Kejriwal tweeted.

The newspaper advertisement for recruitment of volunteers for Civil Defense corps mentioned under eligibility criteria “Citizen of India or a subject of Sikkim or of Bhutan or of Nepal and a resident of Delhi”.