Political parties appeal to lift blockade, ensure peaceful election
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 04 2017:
As the State continues to reel under UNC's indefinite economic blockade, JD(U) Manipur United, Aam Aadmi Party Manipur, JD (S) Manipur and Manipur Democratic People's Front (MDPF) have collectively appealed to lift the economic blockade so as to ensure the upcoming Assembly election is conducted in free and fair manner .
Speaking to mediapersons today, JD(U) Manipur chairman Moirangthem Tombi welcomed the code of conduct which was announced today by ECI and termed the announcement as the right step.
In order to ensure peaceful election, the Centre must take up all necessary steps to lift UNC's indefinite blockade immediately, he said.
If the economic blockade is not lifted, it could hamper the election particularly in the hill districts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and peace talk interlocutor RN Ravi should convince NSCN-IM to lift the economic blockade.
Moirangthem Tombi also added that supporters of UNC should not take advantage of the economic blockade and create hardships for people.