IMPHAL, Sept 1: Apropos a news item of September 1 edition of a daily local paper under the headline “EVENING MEET WITH CHIEF MINISTER”, the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has clarified that it did not meet the Chief Minister on the evening of August 31 nor send any of its representative for the purpose.
A release of SHDDC said that it is highly regrettable to note that the government is once again trying to mislead the people with wrong propagandas and statements instead of listening to the demand of the Sadar Hills people. The Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee is always clear in its stand towards fulfillment of the demand for upgradation of Sadar Hills into a full fledged District.
Further, the SHDDC representatives walked out of the meeting with the Chief Minister on September 1, 2011 because of the fact that the Chief Minister played the old trick of ‘delaying tactics’ by bargaining for time. The Chief Minister harped on ‘creation’ of Sadar Hills and ‘boundary adjustment and reorganisation’ while the people of Sadar Hills demanded inauguration of Sadar Hills as envisaged in the Manipur (Hills Areas) Autonomous District Council Act,1971 passed by the Indian Parliament. Is the hon’ble Chief Minister trying to create a new Sadar Hills or trying to implement the Act of Parliament? Again, Sadar Hills has very well-defined boundaries administered under 24 Autonomous District Council Constituencies and 3 (three) Sub-Divisions, the release added.