SUB DIVISION DEMANDS MULTIPLY
The demands for more civil sub divisions in the state multiply. Whether government would concede to these demands after Martin M. Danggo had resigned from the Congress and on his way to join the National People’s Party (NPP) on the inauguration of the new Ranikor civil sub- division. The Mawlai constituency Legislator, Process T. Sawkmie had made it a point in meeting the Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma staking claim to upgrade Mawlai a suburb of Shillong into a civil sub division having a population of 80,000. In Mawsynram, a committee has been constituted headed by Congress Legislator Hima Shangpliang for making Mawsynram civil sub- division, a demand which has been hanging fire for the last 20 years. Umroi Legislator George Lyngdoh, has also put forward his claim that Umroi in Ri Bhoi, deserve to get the status of a civil sub-division, which cover mostly the eastern Ri Bhoi sector. Jirang NPP MLA Sosthenes Sohtun is the latest representative who demanded for the creation of civil sub-division under his constituency.