Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and assured him of all support to ensure the safety and security of National Highway 10 in the wake of agitations there last week.
“Spoke to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling regarding the security situation in the state and areas neighbouring West Bengal. I assured him that Centre will ensure the safety and security of NH 10 and do everything possible to save people of the state from any misery,” Rajnath Singh said in a series of tweet.
The NH 10 is Sikkim’s only road link with the rest of the nation. Last week Sikkim-registered vehicles were vandalised in West Bengal during the ongoing agitation for Gorkhaland.
The incidents took place after Chamling supported the demand for separate Gorkhaland state.
The Union Home Minister said he has also asked Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to coordinate with the West Bengal administration and ensure safety, security and smooth traffic on NH 10.