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CPI questions status of Manipur People’s Bill, declares mass protest on November 19
IFP Bureau | Updated: November 17, 2019 16:16:48 pm

Communist Party of India, Manipur State Council will be holding a mass protest rally on Tuesday to protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill and Naga Peace talks.

This was announced by secretary of CPI, State Council, Sotin Kumar while briefing the media at Irawat Bhavan today. He said that CPI has been demanding a special state assembly session for the past three months, but the state government is neglecting the demands of the party and the people as a whole.

The state government has declined on convening a state assembly session because it fears that it will be against the interest of Naga Peoples Front which will further affect the state coalition government, he added.

“During the unrest in the State in connection with CAB, chief minister of Manipur frequently mentioned about adding a clause in the CAB to protect Manipur but now, he is remaining silent regarding the matter,” said Sotin. He further questioned the status of Manipur Peoples’ Bill which is waiting for the assent of the President.

CPI will always stand against framework agreement and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, he said while adding that the State is always protected by the people of Manipur. No government has played its role to protect it till date, he added.

Though different civil bodies have declared to boycott the Sangai festival, the state government with the motive to divert the attention of the people is still trying to organise the festival, he alleged.

The chief ministers of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal have declared their stand against,  but the state cabinet have not taken any decision and declare its stand against CAB so far, he further said.  Though the inner MP, RK Ranjan declared that he will speak and raise his voice against CAB in the parliament, it is doubtful whether he will have a chance to raise his voice among other BJP MPs from other states, he remarked.

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