Rishang on Districts
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 06 2011:
Setting the record straight in the face of the stringent criticisms launched by the Jiribam District Demand Committee, former Chief Minister and sitting Rajya Sabha MP, Rishang Keishing has stated that his comment on the formation of new districts was made in the context of Sadar Hills and Ukhrul.
Rishang had stated that save for Sadar Hills, there was no need to form new districts in the State.
My comment was made in the context of Sadar Hills and Ukhrul.
It makes no sense to carve out a new district from Ukhrul, given its population, he said.