Sikkim Might Sue West Bengal For 60,000 Crores

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| July 6 , 2017 , 19:11 IST

Sikkim is reportedly considering suing the neighbouring state West Bengal for heavy revenue loss during the Gorkhaland agitation.

Sources say that Sikkim government has assessed a total loss of 60,000 crore over the past 3 decades due to the agitations for a separate Gorakhaland.

Condemning the attacks on Sikkim’s vehicles on the highway, the Sikkim Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling said, “The people of Sikkim did not merge the state with the Indian Union to become a sandwich between China and Bengal.”

The attacks on the vehicles coming from Sikkim started after the state Chief Minister Chambling sent a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh calling a separate Gorkhaland a "justified long-pending demand" of the people of the Darjeeling hills.

The agitation in West Bengal has hit the neighbouring state at the two highways that pass through the north Bengal hills. Mr Chamling said his state has been affected by the demand for 32 years now. He urged the people not to panic over talks of scarcity of food and essential commodities because of the blockades.

The demand for a separate Gorkhaland refreshed with a large-scale agitation in the state as the West Bengal Chief Minister announced imposing Bengali as a mandatory language in the Nepali majority state.

This development comes as the India-China stand-off next to Sikkim continues for its sixth week. The stand-off started as the Indian force obstructed the construction of a Chinese road in India-China-Bhutan tri-junction.