MNF firm on new districts

Aizawl: The Mizo National Front (MNF) has pledged to implement and make functional three districts, which were announced during its rule in 2008.

"The MNF government had notified the creation of Khazawl district during its regime as it wanted to make the area developed by making it a full-fledged district since Khawzawl had been badly affected during Mizo insurgency. We will implement and make functional Khawzawl and two other districts as full-fledged districts if we come to power in the upcoming Assembly elections," MNF senior vice-president Tawnluia said while addressing a function to felicitate students who have cleared class XII in Khawzawl in Champahi district on Tuesday.

The creation of Khawzawl district was announced by the MNF on 12 September, 2008, along with two more districts - Saitual and Hnathial.

The three districts have remained non-functional till date since the Congress came back to power in the 2008 Assembly elections.

Accusing Congress of not willing to implement the new districts, Tawnluia said the Congress was reluctant to make Khawzawl, Saitual and Hnathial as full-fledged districts just because the MNF government had announced their creation.

"Congress refused to pursue any pending work left behind by the MNF government," he alleged.

Earlier, MNF president Zoramthanga had also accused Congress of not willing to implement the new districts just because they were the legacy of the MNF government.

Tawnluia said Khawzawl was the hardest hit during the Mizo insurgency as the largest number of people died during the movement in the town.

"Even though we have started a new beginning from Khawzawl after the Mizo peace accord was signed in 1986, the area needs to be developed to a great extent," he said.


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