BJP launches signature campaign
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 14 2011:
The Bharatiya Janata party, Manipur Pradesh launched a signature campaign today to highlight SPF Government's alleged failure to resolve the Sadar Hills issue as well as petition the Governor to take necessary action for mitigating severe hardships being endured by the common people due to prolonged blockade of national highways.
speaking to newspersons on the sideline of the signature campaign at Khwairamband Keithel State unit BJP president Sh Shantikumar said the Congress-led SPF Government has totally failed in every aspect of State administration resulting in the people suffering untold miseries for over a month.
Opining that economic blockade currently enforced by the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee in pursuit of its demand for upgrading Sadar Hills to a full-fledged district has created shortage of essential commodities with the situation getting more complicated with some Naga organisations resorting to counter-blockade, he said the prevailing perilous situation testify inefficiency of the SPF Government.
While conceding that shortage of essential commodities including petroleum products is a direct fallout of the ongoing blockade of highways, Shantikumar said absence of a Government mechanism to check hoarding of goods by traders is another factor for the common people having to bear additional burden.
Construing that failure to rein in such selfish traders tantamount to the Government indirectly supporting black-marketers, the State BJP chief said along with the signatures collected from the general public a memorandum would be placed before the Governor to take all possible action for addressing the situation.
The BJP will seek intervention of the Governor to ensure availability of essential commodities in sufficient quantity at the earliest; punitive action against traders found hoarding goods; provision of monthly amount of Rs 5000 to every family affected by the ongoing economic blockade as special subsidy; and find an honourable solution to the vexed Sadar Hills issue.