In the event of the BJP gaining power in the upcoming general election, the common people of the state will face not just the rise of communalism but also threaten the democratic values of secularism, freedom of speech, diversity, and integrity of the state, MPCC co-opted member of Saitu AC Lamtinthang Haokip said.
MPCC president N Loken Singh urged the people of the state to follow Covid safety protocols while celebrating the festivals.
K Meghachandra questioned why the base year has not been specified yet even after implementing the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) in Manipur. The statements made by JP Nadda lack vision and do not have future prospects, he added.
MPCC vice president Kh Ratankumar said that construction of DIET Imphal West was already started at Charoibung Mayang Imphal when he was the education minister in 2016.
The protest in Imphal was led by All India Congress Committee leaders, including Jairam Ramesh and Bhakta Charan Das, MPCC president N Loken and other opposition MLAs.
The Congress also appointed Keisham Meghachandra Singh, Irengbam Hemochandra Singh and D Korungthang as the working presidents for MPCC.
Pradyut said that the killing of Athuan Abonmai in a brutal manner is a glaring example of complete failure of the state government in maintaining law and order in the state.
The convener of the JAC said the meeting resolved to call a statewide 24 hours total shutdown from midnight of Wednesday till Thursday midnight if the state government fails to fulfill the charter of demands.
The former Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam-Manipur-Nagaland) president was killed allegedly by suspected NSCN (I-M) members at Pallong Village under Tamei Police station, Tamei sub-division in Tamenglong district on Wednesday.
The police department also constituted a committee to probe “whether there were lapses in the security arrangements" in the killing of late Athuan Abonmai.
Abonmai was shot dead allegedly by suspected NSCN (I-M) members at Pallong Village under Tamei Police station, Tamei sub-division in Tamenglong district on Wednesday, hours after he was abducted from Tamenglong district headquarters.
The MPCC also demanded to conduct judicial enquiry by not less than a sitting high court judge within 24 hours, followed by genuine explanation from the DGP of Manipur the reason for not being able to prevent the abduction of Athuan Abonmai in broad daylight from the government event in full public glare.
Being a state election observer, Jairam Ramesh must refrain from making baseless statements, BJP Heirok Mandal Mandal Thokchom Chourjit said.
Manipur Congress general secretary Hareshwar Goshwami said that the present Manipur government is following the footsteps of the BJP party that is expert with mere words.
The 71 Congress workers are from Kakmayai, Pitra and Salungpham village of Heirok assembly constituency.
The two new members were accorded a warm welcome in the presence of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Okram Ibobi, MPCC president N Loken Singh and its vice president MPCC K Meghachandra.
The development in the Manipur Congress party comes ahead of the final hearing of the petition filed by the Congress party for disqualification of 12 parliamentary secretaries due to he announced on July 26.
"The Go to Hills mission of the BJP government is just visiting some district headquarters. It is a hollow mission and mere promises, which totally contradicts their actions."
They should ponder about saving people’s lives with dedication during these critical days of COVID-19, All Manipur Youth Protection Committee (AMYPC) stated.
Manipur Congress spokesperson Ningombam Bupenda Meitei questioned the state government as to who will bear the costs of Covid treatment for the poor in private hospitals when the costs become higher than the financial limits given by PMJAY and CMHT.
The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee also demanded that the state should approached higher court to seeking review of all the drug seizure cases disposed by the lower courts within a specific time frame.
State Congress general secretary Hareshwar Goshwami said the white sahebs (the British rulers) have gone and now the black sahebs are back in the guise of BJP to discriminate the people.
Govindas said that grassroots level workers cannot be set aside in strengthening the party.
Konthojam was appointed as president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday in the presence of outgoing president M Okendro Singh and other senior Congress leaders.
The MPCC to fly the Congress party flag at half-mast for three days as a mark of respect to the departed leader.
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Kishan Congress MPCC chairman Laitonjam Thoiba said that the sit-in protest will be a part of the nationwide protests against the controversial farmers bills.
Imo said the Congress party should have expelled him soon after the Rajya Sabha election if they really wanted to remove him from the party.
The Congress MLAs led by Th Lokeshwar Singh and K Meghachandra among others submitted the written petition to the secretary Manipur Legislative Assembly.
"Amid the pandemic, the people across the country have been suffering due to the outbreak of COVID-19. On the other hand, the BJP government has hiked the price of petrol and diesel."