IMPHAL, July 24: Due to the non-conferment of power to the elected member of Ward Development Committee of the Imphal Municipal council’s (IMC), the IMC Elected Ward Development Committee Members Forum today said that that their rights has been misappropriated by the concern higher authority. In a press conference that was held today at Manipur Press, the members of the Forum had denounced that if the concern authority fails to define their roles and responsibility at the soonest, then they have high possibility to surrender their certificates that was awarded by state Election commission for winning the election.
The members of the forum had said to the media persons that that had approach to the IMC elected chairperson and vice-Chairperson to help define their roles and responsibilities in the IMC activities but remained in vain. They further said that even their identity card has not been provided.
In order to discuss the issue, the Forum members added that, on 13th of this month they also had submitted an appointment letter to the state CM who is also the chairperson of MAHUD, but no responses have been received till now. The Forum members further decry that why they are allow to participate the election if it was mean to give no sense. The forum members further maintained that it is the violation of electoral rights of people who elected them.
While interacting with IFP with one of the elected ward member of IMC, he had stated that 54 ward members has been elected, starting from ward number one to 27 for Imphal areas but their roles definition has not able to provide by the IMC authority. A reliable source have maintained to the IFP that, under section 3 of Manipur Municipality participation Act, 2010 the each elected members of each wards of other municipality areas and Nagar Panchayats had already conferred power to constitute ward development committee in which was members of Imphal areas has been excluded.