CPI leader exhorts militant leader`s view

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IMPHAL, June 10: The CPI All India General Secretary AB Bardhan has exhorted arrested militant leader RK Meghen’s insistence on ending extortions and threats to public in the name of insurgency.

Speaking at the 60th state conference of CPI Manipur state unit held today at Lilong Chajing, the visiting CPI leader lauded RK Meghen’s statement and maintained that extortion and threat perception as being witnessed in Manipur every single day would not bring any solution.

While stating that a solution need to be brought to end decades long insurgency problem in Manipur, the CPI leader said his party would pressurise central leadership to bring an amicable solution to vexed Manipur problem through political dialogue.

Lauding the role played by legendary communist leader Hijam Irabot during his time in 1950s to keep intact territorial integrity of Manipur, the CPI leader said people of Manipur should not forget the role of the communist leader.

While maintaining that CPI has been making all its effort to safeguard territorial integrity of Manipur, AB Bardhan said party’s policy regarding integrity of Manipur does not change and would remain so in future too. 

He also made his observation that peace and harmony need to be brought in Manipur to bring speedy development.

The 20th state conference of the Communist Party of India, Manipur State unit was held today at the premise of Regional College, Lilong Chajing.

Apart from AB Bardhan, the state conference was attended by various state leaders including state agriculture minister Ph Parijat.

Other notable CPI leaders present in conference were N Mangi, MLA, U Deben, MLA ex-minister Dr N Nara, CPI Manipur unit general secretary Sotinkumar apart from other CPI leaders and workers

Earlier, the conference kicked off with the unfurling of the party flag by AB Bardan followed by offering of floral tribute to departed leaders of the party.

In his speech at the conference, president of the CPI Manipur state unit, L Iboyaima said CPI has been working towards eliminating poverty apart from safeguarding integrity of Manipur.

While alleging that the UPA government at the Centre is indulging in widespread corruption and diminished democratic value due to corrupt practices by elected leaders, the CPI state leader stressed the need for bringing a change.

Touching on the AFSPA issue, the CPI leader said Irom Chanu Sharmila has been undergoing fast unto death hunger strike in demand for repeal of AFSPA for the past 10 years but her voices had never been heard to the central leaders.

During the popular movement in the aftermath of the killing of Thangjam Manorama by Assam Rifles in 2004, the controversial armed act was repealed from Municipal areas of Imphal East and Imphal West districts, however the act seems to remain in force as is evident due to action of the security forces, Iboyaima lamented.

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