BJP government spurns failure in Assembly,  charges Opposition for Disrupting Assembly session

Imphal: While as the Manipur PCC condemned the BJP government for avoiding Manipur crisis in the Tuesday Assembly sitting, the government charged the Opposition for disrupting Manipur Legislative Assembly session.

The opposition party Congress declared the day of August 29 as Dark Day in the History of Parliamentary Democracy of India following the alleged denial in the House to discuss on the Manipur crisis, which was put up as private member resolution to protect Manipur’s integrity.

The assembly was adjourned sine die in 11 min amid Opposition’s protest against refusing discussion on Manipur crisis.

Biren in his address said, according to Rule 132, discussions on matters that currently are before the court are sub judice and do not need separate consideration in the House.

A ministerial team led by Works minister Govindas Konthoujam labelled the charges against the Opposition in a press conference at the auditorium of DIPR, in presence of Law and Education minister Th. Basantakumar.

Basantakumar said as per the Rule No. 271 of the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, the order of business of the day, which had been decided by the Business Advisory Committee, can be changed orally by the leader of the House.

He expressed that due to the disturbances of the Opposition during the session, important and missing issues of the state could not be discussed in the Assembly.

Basantakumar Singh informed that before the Speaker of the House could say anything, all the Opposition members stood up and created chaos with noise.

The Speaker had no choice but to adjourn the House so that they can go back, rethink and comeback and take up the matter in a civilised way. However, once again the House resumed after half an hour, the congress MLAs did not allow to discuss the important issues of the day, the minister said.

He said even Opposition in the Parliament also disrupted the sitting during the recent session. Opposition in the Parliament wanted to bring President’s Rule in the state. They also want to divide Manipur.

IPR minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, MLAs Kh. Joykishan, Kh. Ibomcha and Th. Shanti Singh were also present during the press briefing.

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