IMPHAL, Dec 21: Ngamkhohao Haokip president and Tonghen Kipgen general secretary of the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee have tendered their resignation from their respective posts.
A statement signed by the two has stated that they have tendered their resignation on moral grounds as they have failed to achieve a full fledged Sadar Hills district under their leadership.
It has stated that public movement demanding a separate Sadar Hills district had taken place this year. It has further added, “All sections of the Sadar Hills people were consulted until the last moment that culminated to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Manipur. As per Ihe MoU, Sadar Hills shall be inaugurated as a full-fledged Autonomous District at the earliest after submission of CRA & PDB report. The people of Sadar Hills are now waiting for the moment”.
However, in spite of the large-scale participation of all section of Sadar Hills people and civil organisations, districthood could not be achieved as expected. The 2011 movement unto Sadar Hills districthood has also caused untold miseries and suffering to not only the people of Sadar Hills but also the whole population of Manipur for which we regretted, the release added.
“We, the undersigned, deeply felt regretted for not achieving the aspiration of the people under our leadership and thereby owe moral responsibility and therefore in the larger interest of people of Sadar Hills we hereby tendered our resignation from the posts of President and General Secretary respectively with immediate effect” the release added.