A Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) delegation, led by Chief Executive Member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang, met Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju at New Delhi on Thursday and apprised him of the need for immediate implementation of the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) in Karbi Anglong.
Apart from KAAC CEM Ronghang, the delegation also included Chairman, KAAC, Horensing Bey, one of the signatories of the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS); MLA Dr Mansing Rongpi; MACs Mangalsing Timung, Lunsing Teron and Ramsing Timung and OSD for MoS Implementation, Elwin Teron.
It may be mentioned here that on November 25, 2011, the now-disbanded armed organisation United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) signed an MoS with the Central government for development of the district.
Talking to Northeast Now, KAAC Chairman Horensing Bey, who was one of the signatories of the MoS, said, “We met Union Minister of State Home Kiren Rijiju to expedite the implementation of the MoS.”
“There are financial packages under the MoS for development of Karbing Anglong and we have apprised Union Minister Rijiju to expedite the process for implementation of the MoS.”
“On his part, Union Minister Rijiju assured us that Rs 300 crore will be released to KAAC as part of the financial support mentioned in the MoS,” said Bey. He added that the Union Minister also assured of releasing Rs 1200 crore for development of 18 economic lifelines mentioned in the MoS.