Lamlai Mapari Thougal Lup on Wednesday stressed that it is not the right time to critically discuss on the incapabilities of the chief minister and maintained that the community should instead strive collectively to reclaim the deserted Meitei villages by recognising the common enemy of the state.
Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club, Lup advisor Sapamcha Kangleipal stated that certain vested groups were pitting the people against each other for selfish political mileage.
“Numerous Meitei settlements in Moreh, Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Gwaltabi and others have been abandoned but some individuals and groups are sparking rumours to sabotage the government and topple the chief minister. This is not the time for petty politics and power mongering,” he said.
He pointed out that the long absence of Lamlai MLA from the assembly constituency was creating various loopholes in the administration of the constituency.
“Simple villagers are still guarding their villages in several sensitive areas of the constituency and attempts are being made to remove the security personnel stationed at Sabungkhok Khunou during the MLA’s absence,” he said.
He highlighted that the people of Lamlai assembly constituency will always support the collective decision of CSOs and other groups, but it would be wrong to take decisions without assessing the grievances of people in Lamlai.
“Taking decisions without considering the desires of people from conflict zones is not advised nor will the people support any such decision whether it be by the government or the CSOs,” he said.
He stated that the people of Lamlai would not rest till all abandoned Meitei settlements in Lamlai constituency are reclaimed.
“We will never accept measures by the authorities which contradicts this demand of the people,” he added.
He maintained that the fight was against the Kuki Narco terrorists and appealed to the people not to be swayed by rumors which could pit the Meitei community against each other.
He further stated that the people of Lamlai would continue their support and protest till justice is served for the murder of two children.
Later on, volunteers of the lup visited the residence of the two children and assured the families that they would extend all possible support to the JAC formed against the murder of Linthoingambi and Hemanjit.