Kim Gangte questions agenda of Govt
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 05 2011:
Former MP and president of Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Kim Gangte has questioned what hidden agenda the State Government has behind its failure of meeting the over 40-year old demand for upgradation of Sadar Hills to a full-fledged revenue district from the point of administrative convenience.
Addressing a press conference in this connection at Manipur Press Club here today, Kim Gangte asserted that the conduct of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in mixing the issue of district demands in Ukhrul and Churachandpur with the long pending demand for upgradation of Sadar Hills and Jiribam into full-fledged revenue districts has created more problem and confusion.
She also alleged that the Government has not been able to control the price of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and other essential items which have been hiked taking advantage of the economic blockade and general strike being called by Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee.
Condemning the Sangakpham bomb blast that claimed the lives of five persons including two students and wounded eight others, Kim Gangte observed that every organisations should understand that the people of Manipur do not like violence and they want peace and development.
Pointing out that it is the duty and responsibility of the State Government to protect the lives and properties of the people in Manipur, Kim Gangte contended that allowing bomb blast to taken place inside the capital Imphal city itself is an indication of law and order failure.
Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh ought to step down if he has the moral compunction over the failure of his duty as the head of the State, Kim Gangte maintained.
Observing that effective policy is required for improving the law and order situation, Kim Gangte asserted that the public have lost their faith on the ruling Congress led SPF Government as the Chief Minister has not been able to keep his assurance of arresting all those who are behind the Sangakpham bomb blast.