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Will boycott upcoming election, if relief not released: MHVC

A release by Hills and Valley People Council, Manipur stated that the Central government sanctioned a sum of Rs 26.65 as relief assistance for the households affected by the drought of 2019, but the amount has been pending in the Finance department since May 2021.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 30 Dec 2021, 5:20 pm

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Manipur Hills and Valley Council (MHVC) and Manipur Hills and Valley Relief Demand Committee condemned the state government for withholding the monetary assistance sanctioned by the Central government for households affected by drought in 2019. It threatened to boycott the upcoming 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election over the issue.

A release by Hills and Valley People Council, Manipur stated that the Central government sanctioned a sum of Rs 26.65 as relief assistance for the households affected by the drought of 2019, but the amount has been pending in the Finance department since May 2021.

"A number of memorandum, representation, reminders and press releases were submitted for early release of the relief amount to respective households, but the government has turned a deaf ear to the genuine voice of the victims,” it added. 

Urging the government to release the relief amount by the end of first week of January 2022, it asserted that MHVC along with other like-minded organisations will resort to highways Bandh and Blockade.

"If the government remains obstinate, then we will go to the extent of boycotting the upcoming 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, 2022,” it added.

 

First published:30 Dec 2021, 5:20 pm

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