MPP to mobilise public to open NHs
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 02 2010: With the SPF Government failing to reopen vehicular movements along the National highways within the stipulated period of seven days, an emergency working committee meeting of the Manipur People's Party (MPP) scheduled on June 5 will decide on the movement to be launched jointly with the people on the economic blockade issue.

Informing about the upcoming meetiong, MPP president Dr Nimaichand luwang accused alleged inaction by the SPF Government to ensure basic requirements of the people as one of the chief factors for sufferings faced by the farmers and land tillers due to acute scarcity of diesel fuel.

reminding that MPP had asked the SPF Government to end the ongoing economic blockade in a week's time but to no avail till now, Dr Nimaichand asserted that MPP will decide on what steps can be initiated to mitigate hardships being faced by the general public in general, and the farmers in particular.

Insisting that the working committee meeting will work out a detailed plan of movement with the people, he also expressed that lack of initiative by the state Government to resolve the blockade indicates the breakdown of governance.

The former Minister also opined that either calling off the ADC elections or declaring the same as null and void would be the only means of resolving the current impasse.

He further suggested that to end the economic blockade agitation, options left with the Government is to pull up the blockade sponsors in compliance with the court order of banning blockade/bandh.

another way would be convincing the blockade callers to the negotiating table to iron out differences, he added.

Strongly advocating that services of Army troops need to be roped in to reopen the highways and ensure transportation of essential goods, Dr Nimaichand contended that the government should be held responsible in case shortage of essential commodities persist.

Confiding that prevailing situation of manipur had been a constant feature whenever MPP functionaries congregate, he also opined that as the Central Government representative in the ongoing Indo-Naga dialogue had indicated that formation of Greater Nagaland/nagalim is dependent on consensus of other States the demand of the NSCN (IM) could be assumed as non-viable.

The MPP president further suggested that NSCN (IM) drop the Greater Nagaland demand so that people of both Nagaland and Manipur could co-exist as peaceful neighbours.