The Manipur Peoples' Party (MPP) has declined the invitation to join the state celebration of India's Independence Day as a mark of protest against perceived government inaction.
The decision was conveyed by the Youth Front of MPP during a press conference held at the MPP office in Imphal.
Expressing dissatisfaction with both the state and central governments, the Youth Front's general secretary S Tonton Meitei criticised the government's handling of the prevailing issues in Manipur.
The government's ways of handling the present situation have drawn an apprehension on the secureness of the state's integrity, he said, adding that the MPP will only participate in the celebration if the government enacts a concrete policy to safeguard Manipur's integrity in alignment with the people's wishes.
Additionally, the general secretary appealed for immediate government intervention in response to a report indicating that 230 Meiteis have been displaced in a jungle in Myanmar due to the ongoing crisis. He stressed the significance of every life and called for a swift rescue operation.
MPP Youth Front president M Lemba further criticised the political leaders for the loss of lives, displacement of people, and destruction of property due to their alleged failures. He questioned the silence of the MPs from Manipur during the recently adjourned Parliament session and challenged their worthiness to represent the interests of Manipur.
In a rallying call to the people of Manipur, Lemba urged the public to judge the actions and accountability of their elected representatives.
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