Imphal, Feb 11,
Congress MLAs of the Manipur Legislative Assembly presently camping at New Delhi, lobbying MPs to oppose the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, which is expected to be tabled tomorrow, is all set to stage a protest demonstration at the capital city tomorrow.
The MLAs which is being led by the CLP leader Okram Ibobi Singh and CWC member Gaikhangam had already submitted memorandums to the President of India, Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister not to give passage of the CAB at RS besides urging the AICC leaders regarding the issue.
Talking over phone, a Spokesperson of the MPCC, K. Meghachadra said that the Congress MLAs presently camping at Delhi will hold a protest demonstration tomorrow as there is apprehension that the bill might table tomorrow at RS. The interim Budget session of RS being underway will adjourn on Feb 13.
Meanwhile, members of the MPCC today staged a sit-in-protest in front of the Congress Bhavan today. Veteran politician who recently joined the Congress Party , Okram Joy Singh said that the MPCC while strongly oppose the CAB vehemently condemn the police action of yesterday evening at which police team fire mock bomb and tear gas to women of Khwairamband Keithel who were staging democratic protest. At least 6 of them were injured as the police team fire tear gas shell and mock bomb at Khwairambandh Keithel while the women were staging sit-in-protest against the passing of the Bill.
“CAB is nothing but a slow poison for the Mangoloid people of the North East”, O Joy said and appealed the Chief Minister to study the Bill in detail.
“Seems like the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh did not study well the details of the Bill as he often asked the people to study the Bill”, Joy added.
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