RPP said that the UDA coalition should immediately announce the creation of Bhandari district in Wokha and Mangkolemba district in Mokokchung, all of which are contiguous with the Disputed Area Belt (DAB).
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Rising People’s Party (RPP) on Wednesday has said that as per its own reasoning, the “UDA coalition” should create four more districts immediately.
Voicing out that it demands the genuine aspiration of the Yimkhiung people to have their own district be fulfilled without delay, the RPP in a joint press statement issued by Joel Naga, and Amai Chingkhu, opined that all the districts in the State have been “created” along tribal lines whether desirable or not this is a fact and this is the criteria under which the Yimkhiungs are demanding one as well.
They said that the Yimkhiungs have historical precedence on their side but the delay tactics of the UDA coalition – NDPP, BJP and NPF – in announcing the formation of a Yimkhiung district does not make any sense at all.
“The UDA coalition is only contributing to vitiating the peaceful atmosphere in the state.
Secondly, Niuland district was created based on the premise that such was necessary to better manage our state’s border with Assam”, read the statement.
On the strength of the same argument, RPP said that the UDA coalition should immediately announce the creation of Bhandari district in Wokha and Mangkolemba district in Mokokchung, all of which are contiguous with the same Disputed Area Belt (DAB).
The statement further added that if Chumoukedima district was created on grounds of administrative convenience and developmental issue, Aboi and Tobu sub-divisions have greater claim to districts than Chumoukedima itself.
Citing an example that since statehood in 1963, no central projects have been implemented/or are implementable in these two sub-divisions because of their great distance from Mon district headquarter, the statement added that thus going by the Coalition’s own reasoning, the demand of creation of new districts by bifurcating Mon, Mokokchung, and Wokha is justifiable and apt. Therefore to deny the creation of Aboi, Tobu, Mangkolemba and Bhandari districts would be illogical and discriminatory, and the NDPP, BJP and NPF Coalition would further lose all shred of credibility, further added RPP