Imphal, Aug 9,
At what could be term as a major setback to the Congress party, the ruling BJP led government today prevented a peace rally organised in connection with the Youth Congress Day. A new phenomena seen today is that police fires tear gas shell at the gate of the Congress Bhavan at BT road to disperse the Congress Karmi who were gathering at the gate to begin the rally.
The Congress party plan the rally to snake through the street of Imphal and then to pay homage by paying floral tribute to the statue of Mahatama Gandhi at BT road before coming back to the Congress Bhavan.
An Angry Okram Ibobi Singh who is a former Chief Minister of Manipur while talking to media person expressed the act as a threat to democracy.
“This is not democracy but a dictatorial form of government” Ibobi said.
He further said that the act of the BJP government is nothing but an attempt to kill democracy.
“BJP led government in Manipur and in the center is trying too suppress peoples voice and is trying to rule a dictatorial form of government which is next to impossible “, Ibobi added.
Senior leader of the Congress party who has been elected as the member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and the President of the MPCC TN Haokip among other MLAs were also present when the police team fires tear gas shell to disperse the gathering.
Before firing the tear gas shell a hectic confrontation occurred at the gate of the Congress Bhavan. The police said that as the district administration has imposed Prohibitions under CrPC 144 in Imphal West no such rally can be allowed.