MLA Ibohalbi condemn Central Govt. directives “Search and Destroyed” in the aftermath of June 4 ambush
Motion of thanks to the Governor’s address delivered on the first day of the 11th Session of the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly on February 25, moved by two ruling MLAs has been passed amidst cut motions from three opposition MLAs after they withdrew their submission.
While moving the cut motion, MLA Dr. I Ibohalbi said that the Governor’s address should be amended on the ground that it did not content any factual accounts of what is really happening in the education sector, law and order situation as well as in other developmental works.
Dr.Ibohalbi said that the governor’s address to the house had stated that the law and order conditions of the state have been improved when in reality it is not happening. The perfect example of failure of the law and order condition of the state is the recent ambush by militants on June 4 at Chandel district killing 18 Indian soldiers. While condemning such an attack Dr.Ibohalbi also comes down heavily to the Central government authority which had directed a “search and destroy” operation. He said that June 4 incident is condemnable by all and so as the statement of the Government of India which ordered to destroy all. “Many such attacks are being carried out by Maoist at central part of India and no such statement has been used by any Indian Government authority”, Ibohalbi added.
On the other hand, Dr. I Ibohalbi said that when the condition of government education sector is in the most shameful condition the governor’s speech said that education sector is doing fine. He said out of the 322 government schools, students of 128 schools could not pass this year’s HSLC examination. When the government are spending huge amount of fund as salary to the uncountable number of teacher the condition of government school are not improving. And these factual accounts are not included in the Governor’s speech.
The same matters was echoed by another opposition MLA, Th. Shyamkumar while saying that there is an urgent need to do something to improve the education sector, appealed to amend the governor’s address.
MLA, I Ibohalbi further said that the governor’s address also failed to mention anything about the frequent bandh and blockade facing by the people of the state.
NPP MLA Samuel Risom also stated that constitutional mechanism is a complete failure in the state. The state government has not consulted the Hills assembly constituencies MLAs at the time of taking up developmental works, forgetting the purpose of setting up Hill Area Committee.