The Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur urged political parties to fight the election with the concept to address the burning issue of the state.
Having religion or separate culture does not necessarily constitute the prime reason to include a particular community to be in the list of ST, ATSUM stated.
The WMC chairman drew the attention of chief minister N Biren for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the ST category to rectify the historical blunder made by leaders of the Meetei/Meitei community in the past.
The time has come to retrospect on how much the community has achieved in the protection of integrity, said Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba on Friday.
The committee will continue the agitation until and unless the state government sends its ethnographic or socio-economic status of Meitei or Meetei to the Central government, K Bhogendro said.
The Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur has been demanding the state government to enlist Meitei/Meetei community into the scheduled tribe list since 2012 but the state government has not paid any attention till date, general secretary K Bhogendrajit said
the OBC board chairman seat is always provided to Meitei Manipuri, but the present BJP government of Assam has defied the indigenous Manipuri of Assam.