IMPHAL | Dec 1: Former chief minister, O. Ibobi lambasted Prime Minister, Narendra Modi as timid minded for conducting more than 38 election campaign at Gujarat by forgetting that he is the Prime Minister of the country.
He was addressing a crowd during the sit-in protest demanding disclosure of the Framework Agreement between the Central Government and NSCN-IM today at Lainingthou Khamlangba community hall, Sagolband organised by Sagolband Block Congress Committee.
Ibobi said that the “Act East Policy” which was implemented almost four years back is just for the name sake as the government has not taken up any new project.
The former chief minister said that Congress is not against any political party or organisation but will not compromise if any of their agreements or MoUs affect the territorial integrity of the state.
Asking where is the transparency of the government if they do not even disclose the most sensitive talk to the public Ibobi lambasted the government stating that the government is transparent only in words.
Former deputy chief minister, Gaikhangam who also took part in the sit-in protest said that it will be wise for the ruling party to support their demand to disclose the framework agreement if the they truly wanted to safeguard the territorial integrity of the state.
He added chief minister, N. Biren Singh and BJP national general secretary, Ram Madhav assuring that the framework agreement will not affect the territorial integrity of the state is very doubtful as they themselves even do not know the contents of the agreement.
Such agreement between the central government and an insurgency group should not be a secrete document if it does not give any affect to neighboring states, he added.
“Why the central government is not disclosing the agreement if it does not affect to the integrity of the state?” asked Gaikhangam.
He added that the chief minister, N. Biren Singh and BJP national general secretary, Ram Madhav assuring that the framework agreement will not affect the territorial integrity of the state is very doubtful as they themselves even do not know the contains of the agreement..
Source: Imphal Free Press