MPP laments over AFSPA
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 12 2008: Lamenting that the people refuse to elect MPP to power during the last Assembly elections despite its promise to repeal the infamous Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, MPP president Dr L Chandramani asserted that the people have been enduring several hardships with the Congress led Government unable to repeal the dreaded Act.

Speaking at the inaugural function of an MPP office at Shamukol Chingyang under Thanga Assembly Constituency and at the one day political conference organised there, Dr Chandramani noted that even as it has been several years since Manipur gained Statehood, the State is lagging far behind in the field of development due to inadequate provision of fund for a long time.

In the last six years under the existing Government, law and order situation has deteriorated to the extreme with crime rate soaring and the people caught in a highly insecure situation, he asserted.

As the people refused to elect MPP to power in the last Assembly elections despite its promise to repeal AFSPA and with the Congress party unable to lift the Act, the people of Manipur have been continuously enduring hardships of various kinds, Chandramani said.

Appealing to the people to elect its candidates in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections and Assembly elections, the MPP president reiterated its promise to repeal the infamous AFSPA.

MLA Dr I Ibohalbi alleged that the Government remained a mute spectator when Myanmar has been reportedly encroaching into the territory of Manipur in Moreh side.

If MPP is elected to power, all the areas encroached upon by Myanmar will be reclaimed, he pledged.

Former Union Minister Th Chaoba and MLA Dr Ng Bijoy also addressed the political conference.