UCM demands disciplinary action against MLAs
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 01: Taking a serious note of the participation of MP Mani Charenamei, and MLAs Wungnaoshang Keishing (Congress), Samuel Jendai, Henry Paote (FPM) and Danny Shaiza (BJP) in yesterday's Naga Integration congregation at Kohima, the United Committee Manipur has demanded a public declaration on what course of disciplinary action the respective party leaders would initiate against them.

The Kohima session was a direct affront to the territorial integrity of Manipur and Mani Charenamei, undermining the contribution (poll) of Kukis, Meeteis and Meetei Pangals in getting elected to Parliament, by pronouncing his participation and speech as a Naga representative is akin to creating division among the people of Manipur in addition to stoking communal tension, observed UCM.

Reminding that these political organisations had made pledges to protect the territorial and emotional integrity of Manipur, the UCM said that failure to issue a convincing statement would culminate in declaring the involved parties as anti-people (Manipur) political bodies.

In a statement UCM called upon the people to be ready to defeat the sinister designs of the adversaries and added that any organisation or individual posing challenges to the UCM aspirations to strengthen the bond of friendship and brotherhood among the North East people would be considered as anti-Manipuri.

Moreover, the fact that the rally/meeting failed to generate overwhelming response despite being organised by leading Naga NGOs with support of Churches and Nagaland´┐Żs public leaders irrespective of political affiliations has an inner meaning that should be reflected upon, maintained UCM.