By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Oct 6
Tamenglong and Longmai Districts Citizens’ Welfare Forum has called a bandh on October 11 from 6am to 6pm along the national highway-37 (Imphal-Jiribam road) and halt to all national projects working along the highway.
Speaking to media persons today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal the forum’s president, Rangam Thoitak said that the Tamenglong Autonomous District Council (ADC) is currently in defunct.
He said a memorandum was submitted to the chief minister N. Biren on September 24 and the forum’s ultimatum yesterday.
But till today the government has not taken up any action so the forum has decided to call 12 hour bandh on the national highway-37, added the president.
Thoitak said the delay in making a full fledged ADC has caused immense sufferings to the public indirectly or directly.
He added since the local-self government is not there the public cannot approach any of their representatives for their problem.
There is the issue of fuel adulteration, shortage of LPG in Tamei area as benefits of PMUY schemes are not made available to the people of Tamei and frequent accidents on national highway-37 are taking place, continued Thoitak.
Mentioning yesterday’s accident that took place between Khongsang and Rengpang that cazused injuries to two persons, the president said that the forum extends its full support to the Nungba Area Joint Committee to book the culprits at the earliest and rectify the negligence of the highway task force.
He asked “who will receive the chief minister when he visits Tamenglong if there is no local self governance in Tamenglong?”
The forum warned of shutting down of all government offices beginning from district administration if the government still fails to redress the exigency of the burning public issue.
Longpi village chairman, Kailal Gangte who attended the press meet appealed to the government to hand over the NFSA agent of Longpi area to the Longpi Area Chiefs’ Association.