JD(U) demands white paper on BJP promises in LS poll manifesto

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IMPHAL, April 8: The Janata Dal United JD(U) has demanded a white paper on the promise made in the run up to the LS poll 2104 on three issues before people of Manipur, said Moirangthem Tombi Singh President JD(U).

Addressing the media at the office of JD(U) Babupara, he further said that the three promises made by the BJP were boldly included in their election manifesto. These are settlement of the controversy over the Indo-Myanmar border, Inner Line Permit issue and Indo-Naga peace talk issue.

JD(U) demanded a white paper on this matter before the upcoming ADC election on May 30 to be placed before the people of Manipur.

He said that JD(U) welcomes the peace talk process but there will never be any compromise on the state`™s territorial boundary. He said if the promises prove false, Manipur will fight till end for its integrity.

He further lamented that though the BJP Manipur unit promised to people before the Lok Sabha Poll that if the BJP came power in the Centre, the iron lady Irom Chanu Sharmila`™s fast will end as the AFSPA 1958 would be repealed from the state.

The BJP government is due to complete one years now, however, instead of repealing the AFSPA it is preparing to reject the Jeevan Raddy Commission`™s recommendation on the AFSPA.

`Our state has no rule of law except AFSPA, the state government needs restructuring of the police system, it has to take seek cooperation from the people, various department or office of the state are today unable to open without security deployment. Because of all this, there is a huge lack of developmental work in the state in all departments,` he said.

He said the JD(U) assuming the role of the opposition in earnest is vital now. He added it is now time to insist the BJP government at the Centre and the Congress government in the state to place their progress report before the people.

Meanwhile, Len Gangte General secretary JD(U) said that JD(U) has strongly condemned the barbaric act of the 8th AR personnel at Noney, inhumanly torturing an alleged ZUF cadre violating all norms of International Humanitarian Law.

He further said that even if the cadre had conduct outlaw activities, AR authority cannot resort to taking the law into their own hands.

The inhuman act of stripping a person and parading him before the public has demonstrated the draconian nature of the AFSPA, he said.

Such barbaric act is an insult on the Zeliengrong women community. Hill districts peoples are being assaulted by the AR personnel at will and such act must be put a halt to immediately, he said.

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