ITANAGAR, May 25: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday assured the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) that Kamle district will be created within this year.
He met the newly-elected members of ANSU who called on him and gave him a six-point memorandum, which including creation of the district.
Khandu told the ANSU delegation that the state government has given administrative approval for creation of Pakke-Kesang district. “Demand for Pakke-Kesang district has been on for long time, but this is first time that the state government has given a go-ahead nod and taken action on it,” he said.
He appealed to the students to be an active participant in the governance. “Though you may be not in the government, you can be part of it by pointing out against any misdeeds or wrong doing of the government,” the chief minister said.
On the achievements of the present government, he said that the state government cleared pending liabilities worth Rs 4,000 crore without any assistance from the Centre. He said this was possible only through proper management of finances available with the state government.
He appreciated ANSU for conducting its recent general election peacefully without the involvement of money power. He said if such trends continue, intellect and merit will get a big boost for contesting elections.
Also present on the occasion was RD and PRI Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung who appreciated ANSU for having smooth conduct of its recent election. He welcomed them to come forward in the interest of the society and not hesitate to approach their own legislators in the matter of development.
ANSU President Toko Takam and General Secretary Tukbom Ligu put forward issues related to the students, the report added.