Manipur will keep pressing to repeal AFSPA: Biren

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Imphal: Manipur government has been pressing the Centre to repeal Arm Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) completely from the state and will continue to press the Centre to completely repeal AFSPA, chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Wednesday.

Biren was responding to media when asked about his stand in connection with the Nagaland district incident where Assam Rifles troops shot down coal miners who were returning home on Saturday.

The state government condemned the incident, he said.

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The chief minister was launching “Involving Public Aspiration in Party Manifesto” held at Jawaharlal Nehru Dance Academy, here. The programme was organised by Manifesto Committee, 12th Assembly Election Manipur, Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur Pradesh.

He has been expressing on various occasion that with the coming of BJP government in the state, law and order of the state has been getting better. He says that people who were panic while seeing security forces has been reduced with the coming of the present government.

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Disturbed Area status in the entire state except in Imphal Municipal Areas had been extended for another one year since December 2020.

Biren launched “Involving Public Aspiration in Party Manifesto” box in presence of state BJP president A. Sharda Devi ,education minister S. Rajen, MLA M. Rameshwar Singh, BJP national spokesperson and incharge of Manipur Sambit Patra.

Biren said the box will be installed at every major markets in the entire state including hill districts and three boxes will be kept at each Assembly Constituency.

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People can put their opinion in the box so that after monitoring the opinions of the people, state BJP could include in the party manifesto for the forthcoming state Legislative Assembly Election. People can also place their opinion through the box or can mail at meeyamgiasha2022@gmail.com, the chief minister said.

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