Nipamacha blasts Congress Government
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 22: Newly elected RJD National vice-president Wahengbam Nipamacha has lambasted the Congress led State Government for various issues plaguing the State.

The former Chief Minister alleged that the wrong policies of the Government are responsible for the present precarious situation where the valley districts are facing threat of losing some Assembly seats and the issue of affiliation of schools located in Manipur to the Nagaland Board of Secondary Education.

The RJD State unit president was speaking at the felicitation ceremony organised at Babupara today on his election as RJD national vice-president and RJD MLA Md Helaluddin as the party's national secretary.

The Cabinet decision of the Nagaland Govt to allow affiliation of schools based outside Nagaland to NBSE is a direct challenge to the Manipur Government with the hope that Chief Minister O Ibobi will ultimately concede to their design, alleged Nipamacha.

Recalling that education which was earlier under State List was included in the Concurrent List during the tenure of Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister and RK Dorendra as Chief Minister of Manipur in 1976, Nipamacha construed that decision of DAN Govt was impelled by their belief that they can lobby the Union Govt successfully on the issue.

He noted that the State Govt should face the challenge in a fitting manner.

The submission of a memorandum by Naga MP and MLAs supporting demand for Greater Nagaland and the recent move for school affiliation are all direct consequences of CM O Ibobi's silence when he was received with a banner embossed "South Nagaland" at Senapati, release of arrested NSCN (IM) cadres and inaction during the 53 day long economic blockade, remarked the RJD vice-president.

He further accused the Congress led Government for their failure to take up necessary actions in time when huge irrational population growth was recorded in three sub-divisions of hill districts during 2001 census.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Helaluddin asserted that State Government is unable to function in hill districts.

He said that it's time to apprise the central leaders about the refusal of the SPF Government to give due benefits to RJD as a partner of the ruling coalition.