Sikkim CM P. S. Tamang Discusses Tribal Status and Infrastructure with PM Modi

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 25th June. 
Sikkim Chief Minister P. S. Tamang met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament House on Monday to discuss key issues affecting the state, including the demand for tribal status by some communities.

During the meeting, Chief Minister Tamang expressed gratitude to PM Modi for the Centre’s support in the early relief efforts following the recent flash floods in Sikkim.

The discussions covered several important matters, including:

Tribal Status: The demand for tribal status for 12 indigenous communities in Sikkim.
Legislative Representation: The Limboo-Tamang seat reservation in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
Religious Visit: The visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorji to Sikkim.

Chief Minister Tamang also briefed the Prime Minister on the initiative to construct a multimodal corridor with an integrated check-post between Sikkim and eastern Nepal at Chewa Bhanjyang. Additionally, he presented the Post Disaster Need Assessment report, which estimates Rs 3673.25 crore for recovery and reconstruction, emphasizing the need for continued support.

In addressing infrastructure challenges, the Chief Minister requested a permanent solution to frequent landslides on NH-10, a strategically important route that experiences recurrent disruptions in connectivity.

Taking to social media, Chief Minister Tamang wrote: “I also sought urgent intervention to restore NH-310A, which connects Gangtok to the Indo-China border, following recent cloudbursts in North Sikkim. I also proposed the development of a Himalayan Railway Line between Bakrakote in West Bengal and Rorathang in Sikkim, presenting historical correspondence from 1917 to support this initiative.”

The meeting was also attended by Lok Sabha MP Indra Hang Subba and Rajya Sabha MP D.T. Lepcha.

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