The women vendors of Khwairamband keithel organized a rally to meet Chief Minister O Ibobi today. Hundreds of women who participated at the rally were blocked at Kangla gate and detained near the gate of GM hall by the police as the government has informed them that the meeting has been scheduled for 4 pm this evening.
Speaking to media persons, Laishram Memma-President of the Manipur Keithel Phambi Apunba Lup, said the organization has given a date line till 15 of this month to complete the construction of the temporary market shed, however the state government has not given any response.
She further added the cabinet has decided to construct the temporary market shed at the Purana market and Hao market for 500 women vendors each. He further added the government inadvertently drew up a storm when it tried to construct the temporary market shed along Thangal Bazar road and now the government is trying to do the same thing by constructing the market shed on the side of the Johnstone Higher Secondary School which is against the cabinet decision.
She further warned that the state government should clarify the hidden agenda for constructing the market shed at the side of the Johnstone Higher Secondary School, and if the government failed to clarify then the women vendors would destroy the temporary marked shed.