Imphal, April 10,
All Tribal Rights’ Protection Forum (ATRPFM) has appealed to all voters of Outer Manipur to elect a person with clean records and educated person and vibrant personality.
“We need to elect candidate who is educated and young “, a statement by ATRPFM said.
It added that the functions performed by legislators are vital to democracy and there is no reason why they should be held to lower standards than Grade IV employees. Illiterate persons are not employed even as Grade IV employees and certainly would not be considered at all. A MP is to make laws and amend the Constitution. If a person, who is going to make laws and amend the Constitution, is not educated enough to understand the “pros and cons of the laws”, then it would be “disastrous”.
“It is true that even if a person went through higher education, he can still be unsuitable to be a legislator, but to have a legislator who didn’t even go to college or university in the 21st Century is unfathomable. We, as a State, do not wish to be represented by a dumbfounded persona that can’t find the exit or well-spoken and expressed figure that can handle any situation that arise at the moment like CAB”, the statement said adding that he must not only be efficient but also honest and who can be trusted with confidence that he won’t abuse his position and would be strictly impartial among communities and ready to faithfully carry out his duties as a MP.
He should be abled to talk and represent the issues and wishes of the people of the tribal communities and the State as a whole fearlessly regardless of his affiliation to a political party, the statement of the ATRPFM said.