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Voters of 8 assembly constituencies in Manipur still deprive from contesting parliamentary election

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Imphal, March 29: Democratic right to contest parliamentary election for the voters of 8 assembly constituencies her in the state of Manipur has still been deprived in the so called world largest democracy India. Plea to allow contesting the election has still been thrown to the dustbin even though they have been allowed to caste vote for electing member of Parliament.
Eight assembly constituencies – Khangabok, Wangjing-Tentha, Heirok, Wabagai, Kakching, Hiyanglam and Sugnu area included in Outer Manipur Assembly constituency which is reserved for the Scheduled tribe candidate and so no voters from this constituencies are allowed to contest the Parliamentary election even though they can cast vote.
A committee formed in 2002 called the Thoubal District MP Candidature Demand Committee had submitted a memorandum to the Delimitation Commission demanding inclusion of the 8 assembly constituencies to the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency so that citizens from any of the constituency can contest parliamentary election. In 2003 too state assembly had also passed a resolution and recommend the delimitation committee for inclusion of the 8 assembly constituencies to the Inner Manipur Parliamentary constituency, even a protest has also been staged at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 21st April 2003 and later met the Chairman of the then Delimitation Committee Justice (Retd) Kuldip Singh and apprise the demand.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today, advisor of the Joint Non-Government Voluntary Organization P Somerendro Singh unless and until democratic rights are rendered to the voters of the 8 assembly constituency the state government should elect the Rajya Sabha MP from these eight assembly constituencies.
He further said that people of the 8 assembly constituency will not remain silent if justice has not been delivered to the people of the region.

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Goodman Naorem March 28, 2017 - 3:27 pm

VERY UNDEMOCRATIC :( VERY BAD DISCRIMINATION :( HOW CAN THIS CONTINUE LIKE THIS FOR SO MANY YEARS TILL NOW? ONE [1] SEPARATE CANDIDATE FOR LOK SABHA MP SHOULD BE ELECTED FROM THIS DEPRIVED AREA SO THAT A TOTAL OF THREE [3] MPS CAN REPRESENT MANIPUR IN THE PARLIAMENT. FIRST THESE AREAS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT IN AS THE INNER PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY-2. FAST CORRECTIVE MEASURES REQUIRED NOW!

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