MPTC seeks Governor's intervention
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 07 2016:
Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress (MPTC) has urged for the Governor's immediate intervention into the protracted issue of economic blockade and the retaliatory counter economic blockade besieging the State.
Speaking to media persons at their office today, former MP and MPTC president Kim Gangte said that people of the State have been facing lots of hardship due to the economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) on the National Highways of the State against creation of Sadar Hills and Jiribam districts which have not yet been announced by the Government Asking the UNC why they have been prolonging the economic blockade for such a long time, Kim Gangte urged the UNC to lift the economic blockade along the National Highways in the larger interest of the public.
Various organizations have already appealed to the UNC to lift the economic blockade but UNC has not been paying any heed.
Anguished by the prolonged economic blockade, some sections of people have imposed counter economic blockade.
It is rather confusing that the Government is not able to solve the issue till today, she remarked.
She went on to ask why the BJP led Central Government has been acting as a silent spectator all these days without ever bothering to intervene.
Both the State and Central Governments have failed to address the issue with the degree of seriousness it deserves.
She said that it is not the time for political parties specially Congress and BJP to blame each other and urged the ruling Congress party to reach out to other political parties and talk with all stake holders and resolve the issue amicably.
Kim Gangte also said that the issue cannot be solved by arresting UNC president and other members.
It's time for the Governor of Manipur to step in and intervene into the issue before the situation turns uglier and graver.
Regarding demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 notes, she said that Trinamool Congress is against black money as every citizen is but the party opposes undue harassment of citizens in the name of fighting black money Those who have been standing in long queues are the poor people.
None of the officers, politicians and Ministers were found standing in front of banks or ATM booths, she added.