MPP castigates Delhi
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 28 2011:
The Government of India has been remaining a mute spectator even though the people of Manipur have been reeling under the impact of the 58 days economic blockade along the National Highways in connection with Sadar hills district demand, MPP president Dr Nimaichand Luwang has alleged.
The Governor too appears to be the least concerned, he added.
Exerting pressure on the Government for working out a solution to end the present deadlock, MPP Youth Front organised a Wakat Meepham at Wabagai Lamkhai Bazar under Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Nimaichand Luwang recalled that when a delegation of MPP leaders called on the Governor on September 22, the latter gave the assurance of taking up come concrete measures within the next couple of days, but there has been no sign and it appears that the Governor does not view the issue seriously.
The blockade along the National Highways has not been resolved as the Congress-led SPF Government has failed, and this failure has resulted in heightened animosity among the communities through imposition of blockade and counter blockade, Dr Nimaichand maintained.
MLA O Joy, who also participated in the Wakat Meepham, asserted that it is high time for the Government of India to intervene so as to avoid a civil war among the people of Manipur.
The Government of India should no more remain mere spectator to the suffering of the people from prolong economic blockade along the National Highways.
It is a serious issue and should not be neglected for long, MLA O Joy said, while questioning how long the people of Manipur are to be made to stand in front of the oil pumps just to get few litres of petrol or diesel.
Many party leaders including Mayengbam Amutombi also participated and spoke during the Wakat Meepham.