The delimitation exercise for Manipur on three hill districts and nine sub-divisions based on the wrong 2001 census will create a controversy and may lead to the extinction of three constituencies of the state, Hassan said.
The civil bodies has agreed not to cooperate with the state government while carrying out Delimitation based on 2001 census which could be a wrong turn in the history of Manipur.
The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) appealed to all the responsible political parties and leading organisations to stand up together for the rights of the unrepresented and under-represented lot of the state.
The data indicated that there was population growth as high as 143 per cent in some subdivisions of Manipur. It was the handiwork of some vested interest groups, it alleged.
Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur Ramananda Nongmeikapam has directed all the deputy commissioners of the 16 revenue districts of the state to complete the work of delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies on the basis of 2001 census data as required by Delimitation Act
“If the common phrase ‘Chingmi-Tammi Hingminasi’ is not a lip service, valley people should not continue to oppose territorial council, Sixth Scheduled, Article 371 (C), other basic rights and protection and amenities enshrined in the Constitution of India for the hill people.”
The PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court of India stating that the centre proceeded with the delimitation without correcting the erroneous data.
It will be fallacious to carry out delimitation of Assembly Constituencies of Manipur on the basis of Census 2001.
Representatives of 16 political parties of Manipur attended the all political party meet held on Tuesday which was conducted at state Congress office, BT road, Imphal.
The contempt petition mentioned that non-compliance of the final order of 2007 despite having knowledge of the order is “deliberate, willful and intentional disobedience” of the direction of the court.