MPP flays Govt for failure to deal with economic blockade
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 02 2010: With the expiry of the deadline served by MPP to the state government to bring an end to the economic blockade on the highways, the party today announced that various forms of protest will be started launching from tomorrow.

Manipur People Party (MPP) had served seven days ultimatum to the government for ending the indefinite economic blockade on the highways and ensure availability of essential commodities to the people.

The deadline in the ultimatum expired today.

President of MPP, Dr Nimaichand Luwang today said that the party meeting attended by office bearers convened today at 1 pm has resolved three point resolutions.

Among other, the resolutions included to press the Union government to exclude the agenda Greater Nagaland/Nagalim from the peace talk with the NSCN (IM) and to launch various forms of agitation against state government non-translation of the ultimatum of the party into work, he said.

Draft copies of the resolution passed today will be furnished to the Prime Minister, Home Minister and UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi with a detail statement regarding the failure of the SPF government in the state after an emergency meeting of the party is convened tomorrow, Dr Nimaichand said.

He asserted that SPF government under the leadership of Chief Minister O Ibobi could not take up any concrete action to open the national highways and import the essential commodities in the state.

The SPF could not run the state administration.

At the same time, even though the highways could be opened using Central security forces, the Centre is not taking initiative in this regard, he blamed.

Reacting to the Central Interlocutor, PS Pandey on Centre's consideration to the demand of Greater Nagaland Nimaichand flayed the statement saying that "double standard" policy of the government of India has now made clear by the statement.

Pandey was reported as saying that if there is consensus among the states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, GoI can considered the demand.