IMPHAL, September 28: Even as the Ibobi Singh led Government has been in power for three consecutive terms in Manipur, it has failed in all aspects, said the national secretary of Communist Party of India (CPI), Atul Kumar Anjan.
The CPI national secretary stated this during a press conference held at 11 am Irawat Bhawan Manipur State Council CPI.
He arrived in Imphal today in connection with 117th Birth Anniversary of Lamyanba Hijam Irawat.
Further speaking at the meet, Atul Kumar Anjan said that the current Indo-Myanmar border fencing has been erected 10 kms inside the Indian/Manipur territory. If this continues, an area of around 1000km will be lost to Myanmar, he continued.
While stating that CPI will steadfastly stand against such a move, he claimed that CPI is the only party to raise the issue at the Parliament.
“Ibobi govt is like a kitchen without fire and a hospital without drugs”, he contemplated.
Atul Kumar Anjan pointed out that while the Union cabinet has taken a decision to implement the 7th pay commission, the Ibobi government has not been able to fully implement the 6th Pay successfully leaving behind anomalies in different departments.
Even after India attained 65 years of independence, Manipur is still reeling under injustice as the infrastructure is at zero level, he said while citing, “There is no railway while education is expensive and there is no industry”.
To further bring about peace and development, he observed that the need of the hour is to initiate dialogue with the UG outfits.
Opining that gun culture will not do any good, he appealed to the armed group to put away their guns away and come to the negotiating table. He also assured all possible help from the part of CPI in pursuing the matter.
While reacting on the controversial ordinance to negate the Supreme Court verdict on convicted law makers, he announced that the CPI will not sponsor any candidates with criminal backgrounds in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
CPI State Secretary Dr M Nara and N Brojen, senior member of CPI also attended the press meet.