No proposal for creation of separate districts for Bokajan, Diphu and Howraghat: Patowary
By: Upasana Bharadwaj
Guwahati, Feb 4: Assam government has no proposal for setting up of separate districts for Bokajan, Howraghat and Diphu on the basis of the memorandum of settlement (MoS) signed with the extremist group United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), Assam parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary informed the state assembly on Monday.
The MoS signed between the officials of ministry of home affairs (MHA), state home department and UPDS on November 25, 2011, had suggested for creation of four new districts within Sixth Schedule Karbi Anglong.
Replying to an written question from Bokajan MLA Dr Numal Momin, Patowary said, “The cabinet sub-committee headed by former minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman had recommended for creation of West Karbi Anglong district with headquarters at Hamren in its meeting held on June 12, 2015. On February 20, 2016, the state cabinet had approved his proposal and finalised the proposal of creation of the new district. West Karbi Anglong district was created vide notification No GAB(B) 27/2015/260 on January 25, 2016,” he said.
“The cabinet sub committee was formed on the basis of the MoS signed with the UPDS. But it had not recommended for creation of new districts with Diphu, Howraghat and Bokajan,” the minister said.
The MLA Dr Momin wanted to know from the minister about the progress of the implementation of the MoS.