Shillong, June 14: Without the minimum of infrastructure, Ranikor block in South West Khasi Hills has been projected by the State Government to be made into a civil subdivision.
While question is being raised if a minimum of infrastructure will be available for the new sun-division, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma in an exclusive chat with The Sentinel said, “We have done our survey, there is space and infrastructure for us to start the civil sub division, but for the permanent place it may take some times. In the process service to the people should not stop and that is why we are moving forward without decision.” While the decision is being viewed as a strategic political maneuver of the Nationalist Peoples’ party (NPP) and its government to push its political objectives to a new decibel, the Chief Minister said, “In the process to serve the people, we are moving forward with our objectives in our mind”.
“We are moving in a realistic way to ensure that delivery to the grass root level; it is with this intention that we feel that area like Ranikor deserve this,” the Chief Minister said, adding, “It’s been a long demand of the people of South West Khasi hills, especially the people of Ranikor.”
With the type available infrastructure and the fast move of the MDA government to make a declaration, talks doing the round are on whether the newly administrative unit segment will face the same consequences of the civil sub-divisions created two years ago.
In any case, the creation of the new civil sub-division appears to be more of a political compulsion. The fifth time Congress MLA from Ranikor Martin Danggo is apparently all set to join the NPP on the bargain that the civil subdivision be created.