BJP team to present Manipur case to PM
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, October 19 2011:
Central and State leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet the Prime Minister on October 21 during which inconveniences faced by the people as a consequence of the ongoing economic blockade and escalation of prices of essential commodities would be highlighted, said Manipur Pradesh BJP president Sh Shantikumar sharma.
Addressing a press conference at its Nityaipat Chuthek office here today, Shantikumar said he along with State vice president Prof N Tiken and secretary Yanglet Haokip will leave Imphal tomorrow to meet central leaders of the party.
Informing that the joint BJP team has a schedule to meet Dr Manmohan Singh at 11 am of october 21, he said demand for dismissal of the SPF Government and imposition of President's Rule will be among various other issues to be placed for the Prime Minister's immediate intervention.
In addition to demanding dismissal of the O Ibobi Singh-led Government on account of alleged all-round failure, the BJP delegation will urge the Prime Minister to initiate relevant measures for stopping blackmarketing of essential items and arrest of the black-marketers, amicably solve the Sadar Hills issue at the earliest, ensure adequate availability of all essential commodities including petroleum products and provide special subsidy/suffering subsidy of Rs 30,000 per month to each family of the State as compensation for the suffering endured during economic blockade till the said movement is called off, Shantikumar explained.
He also confided that the State BJP delegation during their stay at the national capital will call on the Chief Election Commissioner to whom various issues related to security and free and fair polling in the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur will be presented.
The Chief Election Commissioner will be urged to instal video cameras at all the polling stations along with deployment of central paramilitary force personnel only to ensure the electorates exercise their democratic rights without any fear or apprehension, he informed.
Sharing his view on incidents of violence ahead of the assembly polls, the State BJP chief holding the candidates concerned responsible for such acts of anti-democracy also opined that proper guidance and advise to political workers will ensure peaceful campaigning.
He claimed that some candidate aspirants from Thoubal district have suggested that no officials whose relatives are contesting the election should be assigned poll-related duties.
Listing deplorable condition of roads in and around the twin capital districts, problem of drinking water faced by the people and hardships being endured by the general public due to the ongoing economic blockade as some important issues which the Government of Manipur has been allegedly failing to address, Shantikumar prevailed upon the electors to exercise their democratic rights with maturity.