MPP cautions to demand pre-merger status

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 1, 2019: Manipur People’s Party (MPP) lamented for not allowing it’s representatives to meet Prime Minister and Home minister when the representatives of the party submit a memorandum demanding for immediate withdrawal of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on January 30.

President of the party, Oinam Jugindro made during a press conference held today at its party office in Imphal, said MPP condemns the passing of the bill in the Lok Sabha.

He said president and general secretary (administration) of the party wet to Delhi to urge the leaders to demand immediate withdrawal of the bill. But the representatives of the party were not allowed to meet them though the team of the state ruling party met the leaders, he added.

The representatives of MPP were not allowed to meet the central leaders as the party does not have elected MLA in Manipur, he lamented. The team of ruling party led by chief minister, N. Biren Singh might have separate agenda regarding the issue of bill different to the demands of the people, he said.

If the bill has to be modified it has to withdraw from Lok Sabha first. The statement of Biren mentioned that the government will urged the Centre for alteration or modification of the passed bill to safeguard the people of the state. The chief minister is misleading the people and the government is trying to cool down the agitations against the bill by folding curtain, he added.

If state government have a rigid stand towards the bill, MPP would have accompanied the team led by Biren, he said.

He urged to withdraw the bill before passing it in Rajya Sabha. “If the demand is ignored MPP will demand pre-merger status in the state, Jugindro cautioned.

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