AIZAWL, Jan 12 - Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said the State Government will never allow division of the State on communal or ethnic lines and there is no proposal for setting up a Reang (Bru) Development Area.
Addressing party workers at the Congress Bhavan, he said that a mistake in an official press statement recently snowballed into a controversy. �A fund earmarked for development of people living in remote areas was mistakenly projected as for Reang Development Area development fund,� he said.
The Congress Government would never take steps towards further division of the State on ethnic lines and the political parties should ensure that intra-ethnic squabbles are avoided, he added. � PTI
Preparation begins for R-D celebrations in Aizawl
Aizawl, Jan 12 - Preparation for the Republic Day celebrations has begun in the State.
In the State capital, a meeting was held today in this connection under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Franklin Laltinkhuma, at his office chamber. The Republic Day function will be held at the Assam Rifles Ground at 9 am on that day, and the State Governor will as usually be the chief guest.
A similar meeting was also held at Lawngtlai with DC J Hmingthanmawia on the chair. The meeting decided to celebrate the Republic Day in a grand manner at Lawngtlai Vengpui Playground. The main celebration will begin at 10.30 am.
The meeting, attended by representatives of various government departments, NGOs, sports associations and media-persons, also assigned duties to government departments and constituted subcommittees to ensure a successful celebration.
Another meeting was held in Lunglei in connection with the Republic Day celebration, with Additional DC Rothuama on the chair. The main celebration in Lunglei will be held at the C Thuamluaia Ground at 10 am. � Newmai News