Imphal, June 26,
Congress delegation lead by CLP leader Okram Ibobi Singh today met Rajendra Agarwal, Chairman of the Joint committee on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 and submitted a memorandum on behalf of Manipur Pradesh congress committee against the passing of the Bill.
The delegation explained the expected outcome if the bill is forcibly passed saying that the bill is very much against the wishes of the general public of Manipur. The delegation presented its stand to the passing of the Bill saying that the MPCC will totally oppose the bill in Manipur at any cost.
The MPCC team led by CLP Leader Okram Ibobi Singh left Imphal yesterday. Before leaving, O Ibobobi had stated that the delegation will call on to the Prime Minister, Home Minister , Union HRD Minister and the Indian interlocutor of the peace talk between NSCN-IM and the Government of India to apprise the congress stand on various issue including the territorial integrity, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the prevailing issues of Manipur University over the alleged irregularities committed by the Vice Chancellor of the Manipur University Prof. AP Pandey.
Talking over phone a delegate member said that memorandum regarding the framework agreement between the government of India and the NSCN-IM will be submitted to the Home Minister as well as to RN Ravi. The congress had its stands that no form of segregating the state either by formation of territorial council for Nagas or any similar kind to disintegrate the state will not be accepted.
“As stated earlier MPCC will oppose any move to divide Manipur geographically or administratively .. But support the peace process for the Naga outfit. MPCC appeal to the BJP lead govt for speedy solution of the peace process”, A member of the congress delegation said.
The congress delegation includes MLA G. Gaikhangam, Dr. T. Meinya (MP), Thangso Baite (MP), Khumucham Joykishan (MLA), N. Loken (MLA ), K. Ranjit (MLA) , K. Mghachandra (MLA), Former MLA M. Oken, Former MLA M. Prithiviraj , Former MLA . Dr. Y Ibohalbi, Former MLA, Dr. Ng. Bijoy, former MLA Kh. Ratan, former MLA L. Ibomcha and Hareshwar Goshwami.