Imphal, Feb 14: MLA K. Ranjit which represent Sugnu Assembly constituency and MLA Y. Surchandra who represent Kakching assembly constituency today roared in the state assembly house over the differences to the idea of setting district head quarter for the newly created Kakching district today.
Revenue Minister K. Shyam could not give a direct reply in the house to settle the differences on the location of the district head quarter but said that any decision which may hurt the sentiment of the general public will be taken after studying the sentiment of the people. He said that Kakching Sub Division is presently utilised as the district head quarter in view of the infrastructures available but the state government has not yet decided on whether Kakching should be the district head quarter or not. He however said that depending upon the convenience of the people of the region government will take a decision.
Earlier while during demand discussion for the passing of the demand for grant of Rs. 118,82,25,00/- for Land Revenue, Stamps, registration and district administration, MLA Khumukcham Joykishan, MLA Ranjit among others moved cut motion on the ground that the govt. still fails to establish require infrastructures of a district.
MLA K. Ranjit which represent Sugnu Assembly constituency said that as Kakching district comprised of four assembly constituencies it is better that the district head quarter be located at a place where it is convenient for all the people of the four assembly constituencies to visit. He suggested that the head quarter be located somewhere at Hiyanglam Assembly constituency as it is the center for all the 4 assembly constituencies.
Y Surchandra on the other hand said that it is not necessary that district head quarter be located at the center of the district. It should be depending upon the conveniences of the people. And he said that Kakching is the most convenient place for all the four assembly constituencies. MLA Surchandra further said that many from Kakching Khunou, Waikhong and other assembly constituencies which come under Kakching district had also submitted memorandum to him showing their desire to have Kakching as the district head quarter.
MLA Ranjit said that the so called people supporting the MLA are aspiring candidates which went under the whim of some political party and maximum people support the idea of district head quarter be located at the center that is at Lamjao area in Hiyanglam Assembly constituency.