IMPHAL, September 30: The indifferent attitude of the Prime Minister of India and Union home minister in solving the over two months old economic blockade imposed along both the National highways has raises doubts over the intention of the central leaders.
This was stated by senior opposition MLA, O. Joy and echoed by opposition leader, Radhabinod Koijam during the observation of the 115th Birth anniversary of Jananeta Hijam Irawat Singh held today at MDU hall Yaiskul, organized by the Jananeta Irawat Birthday Celebration Committee.
Speaking at the function, senior opposition member MLA, O. Joy, stated that the silence of the PM and home minister has apparently raised questions in the minds of the people whether the centre is behind the imposition of the economic blockade.
He asserted that the National Highways are under the jurisdiction of the law of India.
“The Indian government is responsible for the protection and safety of its citizens, but ironically the PM and home minister are silent over the present turmoil in the state, created by the months long impasse, he said.
At the same time, the Manipur government instead of bringing an amicable solution to the issue has rather taken up the business of selling essential commodities, he alleged.
O. Joy further maintained that the problem that is persisting in the state is a political problem and government should be serious and committed in solving the issue.
Opposition leader, Radhabinod Koijam, said that embracing the ideology of the great leader Hijam Irawat, is the only solution to the present crisis.
He further said that the prevailing issue appears to be exercising ethnic divides in the state, amidst this, the Prime Minister and the home minister who are holding the top posts in the country have failed to address the miseries and sufferings of the people of the state.
Citing the power vested upon the two leaders, Radhabinod stated that the national highways passing through Manipur is not just meant for the state, but for the entire country and giving protection to commuters along the highways is the duty of the central government.
Many prominent persons, political leaders, social leaders also took part in the observation.
On the other hand, the United Reformation and Advancement Society, Khurai Konsam Leikai conducted a social service camp in and around Khurai Konsam Leikai as a part of the month long observation of Jananeta Irawat’s birth anniversary. The camp was started since September 26.
Khurai MLA, Dr. Ng. Bijoy, donated an excavator and two tipper trucks while aspiring candidate of Khurai assembly constituency, vice president of Manipur Pradesh Youth congress committee, L. Susindro alias Yaima donated two excavators and three tipper trucks besides monetary donation to the local club for the camp.