KISG, SANPO continue ban on Cong

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IMPHAL, March 22 (NNN): Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai (KISG) and Saikul Area Naga People`s Organisation (SANPO) continue to ban the activities of the Congress party in Saikul sub-division.

There was a talk held between the agitating bodies and the Government of Manipur represented by deputy chief minister Gaikhangam on March 18 in this regard but nothing concrete was resulted.

On March 25, another round of talk will be held between the state government and the representatives of KISG and SANPO.

The two apex social bodies of the Nagas and the Kukis in the sub-division or constituency said that they have taken this drastic step as the State Government continues to remain indifferent to the various requests put forth by the two bodies to the State Government of Manipur.

The two Kuki and Naga organisations have been demanding from the State Government to cancel the Manipur Home Department`s orders regarding the police district boundary and police station jurisdictions, wherein, more than 120 villages of Saikul sub-division are included in the jurisdictions of valley districts` police stations. These orders were issued without the knowledge and consent of the villagers concerned, KISG and SANPO alleged.

In this connection several representations have been made to the chief minister and the deputy chief minister to cancel the said orders and also to withdraw all the villages of Saikul sub-division from the jurisdictions of valley districts` police stations. However, to no avail, rued the KISG and SANPO.

Election canvasses in Saikul sub-division or Saikul assembly constituency in Sadar Hills, Senapati district are yet to be seen owing to the ban declared by apex social organisations of both the Kukis and the Nagas of the area.

Though election related posters, banners and other canvassing activities of political parties are seen but not that of the Congress party with regard to the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.

The Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai (KISG) and Saikul Area Naga People`s Organisation (SANPO) reiterated their earlier stands of banning the Congress party in the area in the ensuing Lok Sabha elecions. Both the Kuki and Naga organisations have banned the putting up of Congress party flags, banners, posters and plying of vehicles of the Congress party in connection with the election campaigns are strictly prohibited by the KISG and SANPO since March 8.

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