Imphal, April 05,
State Government failure to listen the plea for construction of the newly created Kakching district Head Quarter at a convenient location for all the people of the four assembly constituencies which comes under the jurisdiction of Kakching district is fuelling anger to the people of the Sugnu and Hiyanglam assembly constituencies.
Members of the Kakching district Head Quarter Demand Committee Waikhong Thongjao (KDHQDCWT) during a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club said that state government’s measures to construct infrastructures at Kakching for the district head quarter despite the commitment by the CM for consideration of the demand by KDHQDCWT is nothing but an open invitation for an intensified agitation.
The KDHQDCWT has been demanding the construction of the district HQ at a convenient location for all the people of the 4 Assembly segments under Kakching district. The committee urged for establishment of the head Quarter at Waikhong Thongjao. The demand for keeping the HQ at Waikhong Thongjao area is being supported by 1/3rd of the Wabagai Assembly constituency too.
Speaking to reporters, Sureshkumar , convenor of the Kakching district Head Quarter Demand Committee Waikhong Thongjao said that people of the Hiyanglam, Sugnu and some parts of Wabagai Assembly constituencies had staged protest on February 25 demanding the district head quarter be located at an equidistance place for all the people of the district and that falls at Waikhong Thongjao. The newly district was announce on December 8, 2016 by the then congress government.
Sureshkumar said many were injured in police action to distort the protest and some are still undergoing treatment at Hospital.
“During meeting with the Chief Minister, the committee member had been assured to look after the problem and as per the appealed of the CM to suspend the agitation in view of the examination for students, the committee suspended the stir for some times”, he added.
During Assembly session too, revenue minister had also assured to look into the matter. However, as no measures for construction of HQ at Waikhong Thongjao as demanded by committed has been taken up and instead of that constructions for the head quarter are seen taken up at Kakching the Committee is left with no other choice but to intensified the agitation.