Manipuris inhabited in Tripura were not happy with the Government of Manipur for not giving any attention to them.
Umanglai kanba Apunba Lup, Manipur (UKAL) in a press statement claimed that Manipuris in Tripura were not happy with the Manipur State Government for its failure to depute any of its Government representatives from the state during the Lai Haraoba festival (a cultural ritual festival) while many dignitaries and representatives from Tripura Government attended the function with much enthusiasm.
The statement further said Manipuris over there were hugely disappointed for not receiving any help or assistance from Manipur Government in their hard struggle to organise the festival at the state level in Tripura. However, the Tripura Government recognized the festival and was included in the State cultural festival list since 2013. The government has also been providing financial assistance to the tune of Rs 75,000 every year for the event.
Although, the statement furthered that the people out there appreciated the greeting message of Manipur Chief Minister through the ministry secretariat.
UKAL along with Puthiba Welfare and Cultural Society, Tripura has been taking initiative in organizing the ritual festival in Tripura ever year.