IMPHAL, Sept 19: Manipur Peoples’ Party president, N Sovakiran has come down heavily on the government of Manipur, particularly in matters of its handling of the situation in Ukhrul.
The MPP president said violent crimes such as murders and bomb blasts still continue, though the government claims that situation is under control.
Sovakiran interacted with a few media persons today, at the MPP office near Polo ground Imphal.
He said the State has already announced ex-gratia for the victims of different unfortunate incidents which had occurred at Ukhrul but lamented that the govt is still silent over the killing of MPP vice president, Haobijam Manisana, who was assassinated on November 13, 2013.
He said MPP had apprised the Governor and the Chief Minister regarding the matter but nothing has been done so far.
Sovakiran exuded confidence that MPP’s candidate for Hiyanglam by-poll, Mayengbam Amutombi will emerge winner. He said his party is well prepared for the poll.
The MPP chief took jibes at the BJP for their failure to properly address the issues of ILP and border fencing, which are important issues in the State, in spite of the BJP being in power at the Center. Public has lost confidence with parties like BJP and Congress, now people are expecting a lot from regional parties like MPP, said Sovakiran.
For the upcoming by-poll, it may be mentioned that former MLA E Dwijamani is going to be the Congress candidate. Meanwhile Trinamool is yet to declare its candidate for the by-poll. The candidate’s name is expected to be declared on Sept 22.