Tolerance limit stretched, says Ibobi
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, November 07 2011:
Reacting sharply against the intensified multi-pronged stirs demanding and opposing creation of new districts that have held the entire State at ransom, a visibly angry Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said his Government will take action against the agitators.
"We have waited and watched their agitation.
Our tolerance limit is over.
The public of the State have been victimized by them.
Whether it is the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee or the United Naga Council or the Jiribam District Demand Committee, enough is enough !" Ibobi Singh thundered.
"If the agitatators continue to keep the entire population of the State under ransom then the Government has no option but to take action and erase the woes faced by the people," the CM said.
Ibobi Singh struck this tough pose while addressing a block level special training programme on flagship schemes of the UPA and SPF Government at Wangoi yesterday afternoon.
The CM, nevertheless, said his Government would comply with the demands with justification.
On the line of his announcement at Senapati district headquarters a few days back, the CM said "We don't want to create problems while resolving one problem and the Government is answerable after resolving such problem." While appealing to all communities not to claim any land as their exclusive domain, the CM said ' no people have their own land and this is why they pay land taxes to the Government.
The real owner of the land is therefore the Government" .
He also announced that Wangoi Nagar Panchayat has been converted to Wangoi municipal council, a long standing demand of Wangoi people.
MPCC president Gaikhangam, said that flaring up of fierce agitation in the hills is the result of the non-election of Congress legislators.
"Had there been Congress MLAs in these areas, the degree of violence may have been diluted by the Congress leaders to their respective people.
This being the case, we urge the people in the hills to increase the number of Congress MLAs in the ensuing 10th assembly polls to bring about peace and development ," the Congress leader said.
Power Minister Phungzathang Tonsing , MPCC vice president S Achouba Singh also spoke on the occasion attended by hundreds of people.