Residents of 56 backward and interior villages in the greater Cheragi area of Assam’s Karimganj district have blamed the State Government for lack of any development activities in the region and expressed interest to merge with neighbouring Mizoram.

The villagers have come under the joint platform of Cheragi-Jamuyang Sadak Unnayan Samiti and last week held a mass meeting and discussion which resolved to fight to merge their area with Mamit district of Mizoram.

During the last Assam assembly election in May 2011, the villagers of the area had boycotted the polls alleging Government apathy to basic facilities like road connectivity, safe drinking water, electricity, health care and education.

(This article was published on December 31, 2012)
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