NSUI, Manipur appeals for solution
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 04 2016:
Apprising State's issues by UNC to the Centre without consulting the State Government is unfortunate, said National Students' Union of India (NSUI), Manipur State president P Bankimchandra Meitei.
Speaking to mediapersons at its office located at Congress Bhavan, Bankimchandra said that economic blockade imposed by UNC has completed one month.
While the people understand the demand put forth by UNC, putting common people in difficulties is something UNC should consider and resort to alternate means of agitation.
He said that resorting to any agitation or placing a demand should be done democratically in order to avoid any communal tension.
He also pointed out the Centre and State Government are playing the blame game over the issue.
It would right to ask why UNC approached the Centre if the matter is the State's issue.
If the State cannot resolve the issue, apprising the issue to the Centre is understandable.
The Centre, without weighing the issue on political grounds, should bring amicable solution as soon as possible, he said.
"Common people are the victims of this economic blockade.
As people are going harrowing times, we cannot say for sure that communal tension will not erupt," Bankimchandra said.
He added that NSUI, Manipur will submit a memorandum regarding the matter to the Governor tomorrow.
The union will also start conducting drive to check businessmen selling essential commodities at exorbitant prices.
Bankimchandra also informed that Indira Priyadarshini National Scholarship would be given to 100 school and college students of the State who belong to financially backward families.