No tickets to who would not protect Manipur: Shiv Sena to political parties

Imphal: The political parties in Manipur should not provide candidature tickets for the upcoming elections to any intending candidates if they would not be able to stand for Manipur, so that people of Manipur do not have the present feeling of being refugee in their own land, said president, Shiv Sena Manipur state unit, M. Tombi on Sunday.

Tombi while talking to reporters at its party, here said the MPs of Manipur who were elected as representatives of the people of Manipur are not able to highlight present unrest of Manipur that has been continuing for the last seven months. They are not able to questioned on the parliamentary floor whether the leaders of ZRA and KRA are the citizens of India. The MPs give the reason as they are not allowed to speak on parliamentary floor which is beyond protocol, he added.

In the coming elections people should cast their votes after knowing the candidates whether they will be able to stand for Manipur in crucial time, he said.

Twenty-two persons have been missing since the Meitei-Kuki conflict erupted. The MLAs, ministers, MPs are still prioritising on their chairs instead of trying to solv the present issue, he said.

As a part of the initiatives of the government in bringing back normalcy, Manipur State Transport attempted to resume passenger service. However, the buses were not allowed to reach their destinations by the agitators in hill districts, he added.

The Meiteis are not allowed to travel along the national highways of Manipur as the central forces prevent the Meiteis from travelling on the national highways. Meiteis are living like a refugee in their own land, Tombi said.

He urged the central government to provide adequate Highway Protection forces as no individuals or groups are not allowed to block national highways as per the direction of Supreme Court.

The government should not divide Manipur by enforcing separate laws in hills and valley. The government is one of the weakest government as no action are not able to take against the seven Kuki MLAs who are trying to disintegrate Manipur, Tombi asserted.

Shiv Sena strongly condemned the killing of a village defence volunteer in Kadangband incident and condoled on the demise of the volunteer.

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