Imphal, May 27:
Congress Legislature Party leader Okram Ibobi Singh today said that the Congress party will oppose tooth and nail to any delimitation of parliamentary or Assembly constituency that is based on the wrong data of census report.
Talking to reporters at Congress Bhavan today afternoon, Okram Ibobi said that there has been abnormal growth of population at some areas of the state in 2001 census. And any delimitation conducted base on the 2001 census without increasing the number of assembly constituency will be opposed tooth and nail by the Congress party, he said.
“We have been opposing the delimitation base on the 2001 census and have even went to the court in 2015 to oppose any delimitation base on 2001 census”, Ibobi , who is also the 3 times Chief Minister of Manipur said.
The CLP leader however said that if the number of constituency is increase from 60. As for the parliamentary seat, Ibobi opine that the number of LS seat be increased to 3 as there are 7 assembly constituency which are included in Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency but voters of the constituency cannot contest the election.
“A the number of voters have increase it is okay if two Parliamentary constituencies are delimitated from the 40 Assembly constituencies of valley area”, Ibobi opined.
On the other hand President of the MPCC M. Okendro said that the congress party will launch a nationwide campaign on social networking site demanding transfer of Rs. 10,000/- each to the bank account of migrant workers who have lost their jobs due to the nationwide lockdown that has been taken up across the nation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]
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