The political parties of Manipur should not provide tickets for the upcoming elections to any intending candidates if they are unable to stand for Manipur, said president, Shiv Sena Manipur state unit, M Tombi on Sunday.
Tombi told media at its party head office located at Babupara, Imphal that the MPs who have been elected as representatives of Manipur are unable to highlight the present unrest of Manipur which has been continuing for the last seven months.
The MPs are unable to even question the parliamentary floor whether the leaders of ZRA and KRA are the citizens of India. The MPs say that they are not allowed to speak on the Parliamentary floor which is beyond protocol, he added.
In the coming election, the people should cast their votes after knowing whether they will be able to stand for Manipur in a crucial time, he added.
He recalled that as many as 22 persons have been missing since the crisis erupted. However, the MLAs, ministers, MPs are still prioritising their chairs instead of solving the present issue.
As a part of the initiatives of the government in bringing normalcy back to the state, the Manipur State Transport resumed bus services but they were not allowed to reach their destinations by the agitators at hill districts, he said.
The Meiteis are not allowed to travel along the national highways of Manipur as the Central forces prevent them from doing so. Tombi said that Meiteis are living like refugees in their own land.
He urged the Central government to provide adequate Highway Protection forces as no individuals or groups are allowed to block the national highways as per the direction of the Supreme Court.
He said, the government should not divide Manipur by enforcing separate laws in hills and the valley. “This government is one of the weakest governments as it can take no action against the 7 Kuki MLAs who are trying to disintegrate Manipur,” Tombi asserted.
Shiv Sena strongly condemned the killing of a village defense volunteer in the Kadangband incident and extended condolences on the demise of the volunteer.
He appealed to both governments to bring back normalcy in Manipur.