Left parties join 'no entry' stand
Mass resignation not ruled out

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 06 2010: A decision has already been taken that the Council of Ministers including the Chief Minister will resign if the Government of India does anything which is contrary to the State Cabinet's decision of preventing NSCN (IM) general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah from entering Manipur, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ph Parijat has disclosed.

Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of a newly constructed community hall at Nongada today, Parijat categorically stated Muivah is a leader of an underground organisation who has been trying to take away the hill portion of the State and disintegrate Manipur and the purpose of his proposed visit is to campaign against the conduct of District Council elections in the hill districts.

His proposed visit is not just simply to meet his long separated parents or friends.

It has a definite political motive, the Parijat said, while recalling the June 18 incident of 2001 in which the people of Manipur revolted against extension of the ceasefire signed between NSCN (IM) and Government of India to the territory of Manipur.

The Minister further alleged that over its demand for an independent State NSCN (IM) has been boycotting the election to the District Councils and preventing the candidates from filing their nominations.

Asking why should Muivah insists on visiting Manipur at this juncture, Minister Parijat said that the Chief Minister has left for Delhi to apprise the Centre of the State Cabinet decision not to allow Muivah to visit the State against whom several criminal cases are pending.

To face the Government of India over the issue, the State Government is there for the people.

A decision had already been taken to resign all the Ministers including the Chief Minister, it is necessary, Parijat added.

The community hall which was inaugurated today has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5 lakhs from his MLA's Local Area Development Fund.