MPCC has withdrawn its relay hunger strike which began on Saturday in view of the total shutdown called by the Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC). The relay hunger strike was scheduled to be concluded on November 20.
The decision was taken to support the total shutdown called by MANPAC. The shutdown has been imposed from Monday midnight till 6 pm of next day, said vice president and president in-charge of state Congress Committee, T Mangibabu . He was speaking on the sidelines of the strike held at the main gate of party office located at BT Road, Imphal.
He said the party welcomes the Naga peace talks, but the outcome must not affect the interest of
Manipur including administrative integrity.
Further he continued the public will not compromise if the outcome of the talks affects the interest of Manipur. The party will give zero tolerance if the outcome of the peace talks includes breaching of administrative integrity, he said. While the people of Manipur have undertaken a movement against the unwanted outcome of the peace talks, on the other hand the central government is trying to implement CAB, he added.
If CAB is implemented forcibly in the country, the indigenous people of the entire north eastern region will be affected severely, he added.
He continued for safeguarding Manipur, the people should carry the movement forward with one singular motive, that the interest of the State must be protected.
As a part of the movement to safeguard Manipur, a Congress team along with former chief minister,
Okram Ibobi, CWC member, Gaikhangam and president of the State Congress have been stationed at
Delhi. The congress team are pressing central leaders to lend support in order to safeguard Manipur against the unwanted outcome if it is against State’s interest, he asserted.
Mangibabu reported that Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi has given her assurance that she will stand by the people of Manipur to safeguard their aspirations.