O Joy condemns Outer MP's statement in Lok Sabha
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, October 03: THE STATEMENT made by Lok Sabha MP representing Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, in the recent debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha was briefly discussed in the state assembly today.

The matter was raised by opposition firebrand O Joy of Manipur People's Party as part of submitting his call attention motion on the reported encroachment by Nagaland on the territory of Manipur at Lai village of Senapati district.

Terming the statement of the MP as condemnable, O Joy said even the house needed to condemn it.

In his statement in the Lok Sabha, the MP reportedly said that he has been assured that the Common Minimum Programme of UPA which promises to protect the boundaries of the North Eastern states, would be reviewed.

As the issue of territorial boundary in Manipur is "very sensitive", the senior opposition Member wanted a clear cut clarification from the ruling' Secular Progressive Front ministry.

Responding to this Chief Minister said, "So far there is no official communication from the UPA in this regard".

He also observed that the statement of the MP could be his personal view.

"Common Minimum-Programme is a political document, not a constitutional document," he added.

Territorial boundary being a sensitive issue here in the wake of the peace-talk between naga rebel group NSCN (IM) and the Government of India, the Chief Minister assured that his government will not compromise on the issue".