Ukhrul MLA urges Speaker to uphold Article 371(C) and strengthen Hill Area Committee

Ukhrul MLA urges Speaker to uphold Article 371(C) and strengthen Hill Area Committee

Boost HAC to strengthen hill and valley relationship says Ukhrul MLA
Ukhrul MLA on Assembly

Imphal, February 05 2021: Ukhrul MLA, Alfred Arthur Kanngam while addressing the budget session yesterday urged the Speaker of the House to uphold Article 371 (C) of the Indian Constitution and strengthen the Hill Areas Committee (HAC) to bring good governance and consolidate the relationships between the hills and valley.

The Ukhrul AC MLA appealed to the State Government to give more power to Article 371 (C), a special Constitutional provision for legislation and administration in hill areas for better governance.

The MLA continued that the settlement of Indo-Naga political dialogue at the earliest would end the conflict and restore peace, which is the way forward for bringing development in the State.

He further proposed to increase the number of existing House from 60 seats to 100 in the upcoming delimitation exercise.

Alfred also mentioned about the rehabilitation of youths who have returned to the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.