Bharatiya Janata Party today blamed the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) for not taking action against the Suspension of Operation (SOO) signatories for their involvement in the Autonomous District Council (ADC) election in the hill districts of the state. The party also blamed the state for not taking up any measures for the farmers in the late arrival of monsoon in the state.
While speaking to media in a press conference held at BJP office, President BJP Manipur Pradesh Th Chaoba Singh said despite written complaint to the Chief Minister of Manipur, Chairman of JMG and Union Home Ministry no action has taken up so far against the SOO signatories group who involvement in the ADC Election. He said we have clear evidence about their directly involved in the election. It is for the state government to control for their movement of the cadres.
President Th Chaoba said not a single word come from the deputy chief minister Gaikhangam who is also the Home Minister after the incident where villagers were beaten up by the KRA in Sadar Hill area for not voting in favour of a particular political party. Even the Principal Home Secretary Suresh Babu doesn’t take any action against the group involved despite repeated complaints from the party.
He said with their involvement in the ADC election, the election was not held in a free and fair manner, and that the election is just like a predetermined show by the underground group. He also said BJP is not worried of the result and that the party will get more votes than the ruling congress.
With a warning to the late arrival of monsoon in the state, Chaoba blamed the state government for not taking up any measure to curb the problem of farmers in the fields. Lack of irrigation in the paddy fields is the main problem faced by the farmers in this late monsoon which is likely to adversely affect the production of food grains. He said that the agriculture and irrigation sectors of the state has totally failed and blamed the state government for not making any contingency plans for providing water in the canal for irrigation. Minister in charge of the Agriculture did not speak anything in the media about the scarcity of water in the paddy field, he said.
He said it’s high time to make a water policy of the state as was demanded from the beginning by the BJP. The Congress government, ruling the state for the last 13 years, so far failed to initiate a water management policy for the farmers.
Party general secretaries Ashini and Basanta Sharma also attended the press conference held this afternoon.