Imphal, March 14
Various civil societies of the state comprising of United Peoples’ Front (UPF), National Identity Protection Council (NIPCO), All Manipur Tammi Chingmi Apunba Lup , AMKIL, EECHAL, MAPI Council and Nupi Samaj while condemning the decision of the titular king of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba to join the Indian politics appealed the titular king to abdicate his position first before joining the Indian Political system.
Speaking to a group of media persons at the office of the UPF at Keishampat here in Imphal, W Second, President of the UPF said that even as every person today have equal right to contest election or join any trade or political party of his or her choice, Leishemba Sanajaoba being the ritual head of the state and symbolic king of the erstwhile kingdom should think twice before joining politics.
“The king cannot remain as the ritual head of the cultural and traditional institution as well as the member of the parliament at the same time”, W Second said and added that if he have to chose for politics he should abdicate the position he hold.
Leaders of the various CSOs present today pitied the titular king’s decisions which he had taken without consulting the CSOs.
President of NIPCO TH. Manihar, President of Tammi Chingmi S. Momon Leima, President of AMKIL Ph Sakhi, President of EECHAL Ch. Prenita, President of MAPI Council N. Bimol also echoed the condemnation to the decision of the titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba in his decision to join Indian Politics while remaining as the head of the erstwhile kingdom to preserve our culture, tradition and history.
All the leaders appealed to abdicate his position before going to Rajya Sabha.