The resolution has been passed by the Tibetan Parliament to bring the amenedments in the constitution which would allow Dalai Lama to step down and elect a representative to spear head the political movement of Tibetans.
Finally Tibetan Parliament in Exile bows down in front of H.H. Dalai Lama’s decision to relinquish his political position. A committee has been formed to discuss the necessary changes in the charter and how to go about to elect a new political representative of Government in Exile. The committee has to submit its report before 11th April, 2011.
Once the report is submitted, the Tibetan Diaspora will hold discussions on it and a special session of Parliament will be called in the third week of May. The final approvals for the amendments will be formulated in that session only.
While interacting with the media in Dharamsala, Kelon Tripa (Prime Minister) Samdhong Rinpoche said that newly elected Prime Minister and Parliament would be declared on May 27. But the term of running Parliament and Government would carry on till June, 2011. This would allow swift transition of political responsibilities by the present Parliament to the new government.
The Dalai Lama had conveyed his decision to give up his political responsibilities to the exiled Parliament on March 14 with request to make suitable amendments in Tibetan Charter to pave the way for transition of power to elected people. The Parliament then passed a resolution on March 18 urging Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision but he refused to buzz and returned the resolution to the Parliament. Kalon Tripa (PM) Samdhong Rinpoche presented recommendations to the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile on ways to amend the exile Charter and bring a new power structure to the Tibetan government-in-exile as the Dalai Lama retires from political leadership.
Meanwhile, the deputy speaker of exiled Tibetan Parliamnet, Dolma Gyari said that efforts were being made to ask the Dalai Lama to assume some sort of advisory or mentoring role for the exiled Tibetan government.
The Dalai Lama’s decision is seen in the light to uncover the uncertainty on Tibetan movement after his death. It is to be noted that choosing the successor of H.H the Dalai Lama is very tedious and time taking. Sometimes it may take 10-15 years to find the re-incarnation of His Holiness. A search committee reads various omens, follow signs and predictions to find the reincarnation.
In order to fill that vacuum which will be created after him and to remove that uncertainity this decision might have been take by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Will Dalai Lama reconsider his decision?