MPP raps CM for disinterest in probing Manisana`s killing

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IMPHAL, November 23: Manipur People’s Party has expressed dissatisfaction over the investigation on the murder of party’s vice-president H Manisana on November 13 and further castigated the Chief Minister O Ibobi for refusing to give an appointment for discussion on the matter despite having made the request many days back.

Spokesperson of MPP H Radheshyam told the media during a press conference today that on November 16 last, the party forwarded a correspondence to the chief minister seeking his permission for a meeting to discuss the matters related to the killing of their party leader. However, till today the CM’s office has not issued any positive reply to its letter, he said.

It may be recalled that Manisana was shot in broad daylight by unknown armed persons at a high security zone at Changangei Uchekon on November 13 morning.

He further added that the government has not made any approach to the JAC concerned either for holding discussion about the killing and suspected the government of harbouring a secret agenda behind its stand to keep mum on the issue even though several militant groups have issued clarifications about their non-involvement.

He maintained that the intelligence wing of the state police had passed information conveying the threat on the life of Manisana some months back. If the state government was aware about the security risks to Manisana why has the government remained silent till today and what are the reasons for hiding the facts connected to his killing from the public and the party, he questioned.

He further claimed that high ranking officers of the state police have passed on specific information about the security risks being faced the MPP and other political parties and existent of threat to party president Sovakiran.

The killing of Manisana is a case of assassination of the political institution in a democracy and the state government should initiate action to save it, he added.

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