Another new district in Meghalaya

Shillong, Mar 15 : Under fire for announcing the creation of three districts outside assembly in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said another district would be carved out to fulfil the aspiration of the people of the state. "One more district will be created in the first phase of upgradation of the administrative units of the state," the chief minister said during his reply to the debate on the governor’s address in the assembly. The chief minister had on Friday last told reporters the decision of his government to upgrade three civil sub-divisions -- Khliehriat in Jaintia Hills, Resubelpara in East Garo Hills and Ampati in West Garo Hills -- to full fledged districts. The Opposition NCP had on Monday said that the chief minister's announcement was an "insult" to the assembly members for making the statement outside the House during session.