Congress handling of ILPS issue non-transparent: MPP


IMPHAL, July 17: The Manipur People`s Party decided to miss the all political parties meeting initiated by the Congress government because of its non-transparent handling of the ILPS issue, party president Nongmeikapam Sovakiran told media persons today.

Sovakiran said it took the political parties committee on ILPS more than six months to prepare the recommendations to be used in the previous bill which was passed in the March session of the Assembly.

However, the Congress government brought out an entirely different bill without incorporating the recommendations of the political parties committee during the Assembly session which was passed, he said.

Now this time also, the Congress is only trying to divert the attention from the core demands of the people, he claimed.

At the end, if there is any mistake or thing that fails to please the public, the Congress might blame the other political parties, Sovakiran alleged.

And so the MPP decided not to attend the meeting, he said.

The MPP has no desire to take political mileage from the ILPS issue, he said.

The government`s lack of transparency in dealing with the issue has only aggravated the tension in the State, he continued.

MPP senior advisor Dr Chandramani said unfortunately, the government has brought out a bill which is almost 90 percent different from the recommendations of the political parties committee, JCILPS and other experts.

Chandramani also strongly condemned an FIR filed against students taking part in the June 8 rally during which Sapam Robinhood was killed.

He said this could only aggravate the situation in the State.

The one month time to prepare a new bill is also a long period, he continued.


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