Delay leading to crisis: Ibobi

Manipur CLP leader disappointed with the governor for not summoning assembly

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 22 Aug 2023, 1:40 am

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Manipur Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader O Ibobi on Sunday expressed disappointment over governor Anusuiya Uikey’s alleged failure to summon and approve the much-awaited monsoon State Assembly sitting on August 21 and maintained that the move could result in a potential constitutional crisis in Manipur.

He highlighted that the Opposition had been grilling both the governor and the state government to convene the assembly sitting ever since the present conflict worsened.

It looks like the demand has fallen on deaf ears and chances of the much-awaited assembly sitting seem slim at this point, he opined.

He was speaking at the ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’ observation held in connection with the 79th Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Congress Bhawan, Imphal on Sunday. The observation was organised by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).

Ibobi maintained that assembly sessions could only be convened when the state governor gives the seal of approval to the collective cabinet decision to call the sitting.

“The governor is supposed to call the summon 15 days before the actual sitting since the state assembly prologue had already been conducted but no such actions have been meted out from the governor till now,” he said.


He pointed out that numerous scholars had expressed serious concern over the alleged failure of the governor to approve the sitting and maintained that the failure could result in a constitutional crisis.

At this crucial juncture of the state and the people it is better to avoid such potential constitutional breakdown, he added.

Expressing concern over further delay in assembly sitting in light of the conflict, Ibobi advised the people of Manipur to wait for the state government’s follow-up actions on the assembly sitting.

On the occasion, Ibobi highlighted that Rajiv Gandhi was a far-sighted Indian leader who strived to unite all sections of the nation and believed in the principle of non-alliance.

“He tried to diffuse the volatile situation in Sri Lanka initiated by an outlaw group over the course of which he was assassinated and killed untimely at a very young age,” he said.

He also maintained that his untimely demise was a great loss for the nation and the world in general.

Meanwhile, MPCC president K Meghachandra highlighted that Rajiv Gandhi was an able leader who believed in propelling science and technology in India.


“We believe the country might have had a more assertive platform in science and technology if he was still alive,” he added.

He further stated that all Indian leaders needed to strictly adhere to the roads paved by leaders like Rajiv Gandhi and others to forward the country toward development and prosperity.

During the observation, MPPC senior leaders and members paid rich floral tribute to Rajiv Gandhi.

Meanwhile, Konthoujam Block Congress Committee also observed ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’ at the committee’s office in Awang Jiri.

Chairman of MPCC Kishan Congress Manipur Laishram Nando, vice president of Imphal West District Congress Committee Hawaibam Ibotombi, vice president of Konthoujam Block Shamurailatlam Bapuyaima Sharma among others were present at the observation.  

During the observation, the attendees paid floral tribute to the image of Rajiv Gandhi and highlighted the various contributions of the former prime minister to develop the nation.


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