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MDA meet discusses issues concerning state
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, September 11 2022: Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) chairman Bijoy Koijam has appealed to the state government to take stock of the present situation along the Indo-Myanmar border and take up necessary action at the earliest.

Addressing party leaders at an MDA meet held at Shangrila Garden, Heibongpokpi Maning Leikai on Sunday, Bijoy Koijam said that the Indo-Myanmar border remained closed since height of COVID-19 pandemic.

Governments of India and Myanmar held talk about re-opening the border around a month back but the talk was unfruitful and there is no immediate hope of re-opening the border.

Since the time of COVID-19 pandemic, business community exchanged goods with their counterparts from the neighbouring country through Moreh but prolonged closure of border trade has badly affected them and they are now on the verge straining relation with their Myanmarese traders, he said and urged the government to take up necessary action for reopening the border trade.

He also urged the government to look into the ever-increasing Dengue cases in Moreh and take up immediate necessary action to contain the disease.

On the possible influx of large number of outsiders including beggars when the train service reaches Imphal, the MDA chairman urged the government to work out an effective system to tackle the imminent mass influx.

He said that the government should make public the system being applied to regulate entry of outsiders into the state in view of the threat being posed to indigenous people of the state.

He also lauded the government's efforts for uprooting drugs from the state.

MDA convener M Tombi, who also attended the meet, said the meeting was con vened to discuss issues confronting people of the state as also about the upcoming local body elections.

He said that a memorandum will be submitted to Union railway minister Piyush Goyal about establishment of a railway recruitment board in Manipur.

Through the memorandum, the railway minister will be urged to appoint one third of the yet to be constituted railway recruitment board members from the state and reserve 50 percent posts for unemployed youth of Manipur, he added.

After the meeting, the MDA chairman declared that BSP Manipur unit president Ningthoujam Kabita will be MDA's common candidate for Patsoi ZP election as also Phoubakchao Sekmaijin pradhan Angom Amutombi.


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