Congress mocks BJP of being scared to hold Assembly session
IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Not circulating the official order of holding an Assembly session till today even though the government announced it would hold an Assembly session on August 16 clearly shows that the BJP led government are ‘scared’ to hold the Assembly, said spokesperson of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Kh. Joykishan.
The MLA was briefing to media persons today at BT Road office of MPCC.
Joykishan said that as the government is too timid to make a commitment and passed a resolution in the House for fighting against the possible outcome of the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement, particularly the extension of Article 371(A) in the state, the Assembly session which was to be commenced on August 10, as per the cabinet resolution has been postponing.
He said that different civil voluntary organisations (CVOs) in the state have been demanding to pass a resolution in the House for standing against the extension of Article 371 (A) in Manipur. “The government is acting like as if they are unaware of the public sentiments,” he added.
As the general public has lost hope to the present government, different CVOs of the state has submitted an ultimatum to Congress party demanding to push for a resolution in the House to prevent from unwanted outcome of the framework agreement in the state, said Joykishan.
Recalling the statement of chief minister, N. Biren saying “I will resign from my seat if the outcome of the framework agreement affects the interest of the state”, he siad that it also shows that the chief minister have apprehension in the result of the framework agreement, as he talks about resignation.
If the chief minister discloses his apprehension instead of talking about resignation, all the 60 MLAs can fully support him to end his apprehension and save the integrity of the state, continued Joykishan.
Reserving the precious schedule of the MLAs by misinforming the date of commencing the Assembly session is condemned by MPCC, he added.
Joykishan asked the general public to decide and judge which party is working in the interest of the people of the state.
Speaking on the issue of border pillar no. 81, MPCC spokesperson, Hareshwar Goswami lambasted the survey team of the Centre for conducting the border pillar survey without any equipment and in a rush for name sake. It was not a survey, it was just a visit, he added.
He continued that when asked about the basis of the boundary description given in the Indo-Burma agreement of 1967, the surveyor general stated that the survey report of 1896 is the basis.
Hareshwar continued as per the survey report of 1896 it stated that “thence in a westerly direction to pillar No.18 (now 81) placed on the right bank of the Namjet Lok and about 120 yards above its junction with the Anjunpha stream. This pillar is on the side of the road leading to the Naga village of Koatha or Kwatha and at the point where it crosses the aforesaid stream.”
The current location of the border pillar no. 81 is not erected at the place where it is to be erected as per the survey report of 1896 and the country has lost at least one square kilometre of land, he added.
Asserting that there is possibility of misplaced of border pillar in other parts of the border area, he said that there is a must for resurvey of the Indo-Myanmar border.
It is very unfortunate for the government claiming that there is no mistake in the placement of border pillar no. 81 before knowing the facts, added Hareshwor.
MLA, Ak. Mirabai claimed that the Congress party is not retreating from the different issues of the state and the party is eagerly waiting for the Assembly session to discuss the issues.
The party is always ready to join hands with the general public and the CVOs to fight for solution to Manipur University impasses, border pillar dispute and of course the Naga framework agreement issue, added Mirabai.
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