The Manipur State Council Communist Party of India on Saturday condemned the demand for a separate administration by the 10 tribal MLAs belonging to different hill constituencies of Manipur and termed their “one-sided communal decision” as detrimental to the integrity and unity of the state.
The CPI state council further lambasted the double engine BJP government for failing to clarify their political stance in connection with the demand and inform the people of the devastating political development in Manipur.
Speaking to media at Irawat Bhawan, Imphal, CPI state council secretary LeishangthemThoirel expressed disappointment at both the Central and state government for failing to express their political stance over the separate administration demand.
“It is shameful for the government to keep mum at such a crucial juncture: the demand of the 10 MLAs is an attempt to destroy the integrity of Manipur and create rifts among its people,” he said.
He demanded immediate disqualification of the 10 MLAs, alleging that they violated their oath to protect the integrity of Manipur and the Indian Constitution.This is a case of responsible people acting irresponsibly, he added.
On the blockade of National Highway, Thoirel demanded state authorities to enact Highway protection forces and ensure safe passage of the civilians and good laden trucks stranded at various locations of the national highways in Manipur, especially Kangpokpi.
“The blockade will prove detrimental to the peace efforts of the governments as such it should be resolved swiftly,” he said.
Thoirel further informed that the state CPI executive conference convened on Saturdayresolved to fight against any threats which infringed on the state's integrity, enact CPI peace committee in five districts and monitor the progress and hiccups of daily administration at various districts headquarters.
He continued the state CPI council will apprise the Central leaders of the current situation in Manipur during the all-party’s national secretariat executive meet which will be held from May 18-20 at Delhi.
The CPI delegates from Manipur will also strive update the prime minister and home minister of the current situation in Manipur, he added.
Thoirel further stated that state CPI council would approach the prime minister to extend aid to the families of those who passed away in the clash and those who had been driven out of their homes.