The delegation comprising of ministers and legislators would meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to pursue them for creation of the Mon and Patkai ADCs, for their speedy socio-economic development, official sources said.
    
The state cabinet in its December 11 meeting had decided to take up the granting of Mon ADC for Tawang and West Kameng districts and Patkai ADC for Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts with the Centre, taking into consideration the resolution adopted by the state Assembly.
    
About 20,000 people from all sections had conducted a massive rally at Tawang on November 25 last demanding grant of ADCs before the next general elections due early next year.
    
The Assembly first adopted the resolution moved by TG Rinpoche in 2004, again in 2007 before endorsing the same yet again on September 23 last when Tuki had assured of meeting the Union Home Minister to pursue the matter along with the resolution.
    
Notably, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura states are under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution with scheduled area provision for creation of ADC whereas Arunachal Pradesh was not given the constitutional benefit, according to constitutional experts.

(Agencies)

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