Imphal, May 22,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the State Government would table a Bill to protect the indigenous people of the State in the coming Assembly session. This was stated by him while speaking to the media persons about the State government policies to curb the influx of illegal immigrants in the State.
Chief Minister informed that after the installation of the BJP led government in the State last year, the government has initiated massive drive against illegal immigrants throughout the State. He said that the government has already taken up various measures to check the influx of illegal immigrants in the State. Various gangs have been busted for issuing of fake Aadhar cards to the illegal immigrants recently, he added. And the government would continue such operation against illegal immigrants in the State.
Chief Minister said that it is indeed surprise and anxious to see that how such illegal immigrants had entered inside the heart of the State i.e Imphal. It clearly indicates that our own people are helping illegal immigrants to settle in the city and such act is strongly condemnable, he added. Mentioning that the people of the State must be sincere, transparent and posses Nationalistic feeling, he appealed the people to think about the State and to refrain from helping the illegal immigrants entering the State.
Later, Chief Minister informed the media persons that around 80-100 illegal immigrants were identified and out of which 36 persons have been jailed. Replying to a query about the Citizenship Bill, he clarified that Manipur has nothing to do with the much hyped Citizenship Bill.