MLA Irabot censures Congress government

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IMPHAL, March 8: Wangkhei MLA Y Irabot today said the State government sometimes acts in an impractical as well as surreal manner.

Speaking at an International Working Women’s Day observation held at the Apex marketing Women Market, Khuman Lampak, the Congress MLA said the government should have a clear conscience while undertaking development works.

The day was organized by the Working Women Forum, AITUC Manipur.

Irabot said proper vending sheds must be provided to the vendors.

However, despite the fact that the vendors have no proper place to sell their wares, they are dispersed by the police personnel, which is grossly inhumane, he lamented.

It is also unfortunate that the State has not abided by the Supreme Court’s direction to regulate street vendors in public areas and to protect their rights, the MLA claimed.

Irabot said following the non-compliance of the SC verdict, a case was also filed with the High Court of Manipur following which the court directed that the SC’s directives should be abided by.

No harassment should be meted out to the vendors, including collection of illegal taxes by the police personnel, he warned and said she stands with the vendors.

He continued he has also learnt that some individuals are collected Rs 50 per vendor at Nagaram, Khuman Lampak, and further warned all concerned to stop it immediately.

He further urged the people to acknowledge the responsibilities on a woman.

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