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Manipur Congress reaffirms stand on border pillar dispute, begins 2024 parliamentary election preparation

it is unfortunate to learn about the continuous construction of border fencing along Indo-Myanmar region despite various civil voluntary organisations demanding to halt it until dispute is settled, MPCC president K Meghachandra said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 3 Jun 2022, 2:15 am

(File Photo: IFP)
(File Photo: IFP)

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Keisham Meghachandra Singh has reaffirmed that the party’s fight for Indo-Myanmar border pillar will continue until the state government takes up necessary steps to settle the long pending dispute.

He stated this in response to a query by media persons during felicitation of L Memo Singh and N Poppilal Singh for joining the Congress party. The programme was held at Congress Bhawan on Wednesday.

Taking the opportunity of the function, media persons had asked the stand of MPCC about continuation of border fencing construction along Indo Myanmar border area, which was reported in local media after their visit.

Addressing the media, Meghachandra said that it is unfortunate to learn about the continuous construction of border fencing along Indo-Myanmar region despite various civil voluntary organisations demanding to halt it until dispute is settled. MPCC has also been urging the authorities concerned for finalisation of the long pending Indo-Myanmar border pillar issue, the party president said.

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But unfortunately, they didn’t receive any response from the state government till date. Nevertheless, the party will never give up the issue until it is resolved or settled, Meghachandra said, adding that they will relook at the latest development taking place along disputed areas of the Indo-Myanmar region. In accordance with it, further course action would be taken, he added.

Meghachandra said that with a vision to bring back Congress party in the 2024 Lok Sabha election, MPCC is set to conduct two days “Nav Sankalp Meeting”, a brainstorming session where resolution in various topics will be taken, in the state from today onwards. The meeting is already launched at Udaipur, Rajasthan from May 13 to May 15 and such a session has to be conducted in all the states of India as a directive of the All India Congress Committee, he informed.

He further said that the brainstorming session will focus on charting out strategies to bring back Congress government in 2024 parliamentary elections. The meeting will deliberate on six major affairs by MPCC leaders. They are political affairs by CLP leader, Okram Ibobi Singh; ex-MP, Thokchom Meinya; youth affairs by senior spokesperson, MPCC, N Bupenda Meitei; social justice and empowerment by CWC, member, Gaikhangam; organization by former president, MPCC, M Okendro and farmers and Khet Mazdoor by ex-minister Kh Ratankumar.

Ex-MP Thokchom Meinya said that Nav sankalp Meeting of Chitan Shivir at Udaipur in Rajasthan, held from May 13 to May 15, has become a turning point for the country to re-strengthen the Congress party throughout the country to bring back the party in 2024.

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He continued that Congress stands for inclusive India as the party believes in unity in diversity, secularism. With the advent of the BJP-led government in the country and Manipur, people are hit hard in many ways. There is an unprecedented price rise in essential commodities and unemployment and so on, the ex-MP said.

manipur congress(PHOTO: IFP)

The newly joined party workers, L Memo Singh and N Poppilal Singh, extended their gratitude on being accepted as workers of the party. They assured to share their contributions in bringing changes in the state under the platform of Congress party.

It may be mentioned that L Memo Singh is ex-president of Pradesh Youth Congress and fought general assembly election in 1990 from Langthabal constituency in Congress ticket. However, he quit the party for some years. While N Poppilal Singh from Sekmai had fought election in recently concluded general assembly election as NCP candidate.

 

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First published:1 Jun 2022, 2:59 pm

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manipur congressK Meghachandraborder disputeindo myanmar borderborder pillar disputeIndo-Myanmar border pillar issueN PoppilalL Memo Singh

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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