Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam has stated that BJP has to play a crucial role in the final stages that will ultimately convert the three ILP Bills into Acts.
Replying to a query from the media on the sidelines of a function at Irom Meijrao in Imphal West today, Gaikhangam said, ‘State BJP needs to play a major role in exerting pressure on the Centre to ensure the Bills become Acts.’
‘In the wake of the public curfew announced by JCILPS, the newly appointed Manipur BJP president Ksh Bhabananda Singh’s comment failed to throw light on the role of his party in the effort to pressurize the NDA Government at the Centre to act on converting the Bills into Acts,’ attacked the Deputy Chief Minister.
Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has announced its decision to impose a 42-hour ‘public curfew’ beginning May 6 midnight as part of its movement on the pressing demand of implementation of ILP to safeguard the indigenous communities in Manipur.
The Deputy CM further said that all the people of the state have to bear the brunt of such a public agitation.
He said that any Indian citizen has the right to take part in democratic process under the Constitution.
JCILPS also urged the political parties to make clear stance on whether non-locals would be allowed to contest the polls or not.