Chief minister N Biren Sing today speaking to media at the sidelines of the 15th Foundation Day of Manipur State Commission for Women and two days “Socio-Cultural and Political Convention of North East Women” held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal said, a committee has been set up to look into the content of Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill 2021.
N Biren said, “The content of the bill has to be properly examined. Whether the bill is constitutional or unconstitutional, if there is a possibility with the state government’s purview, or it is beyond the state government’s purview, it has to be minutely reviewed. A committee is already been formed to check the content of the bill. Only then we can discuss and consider tabling the bill.”
On being asked about the ongoing boycott of Go To Hills 2.0 called by hill tribal bodies across Manipur for failure of tabling the ADC Bill 2021 in Manipur Legislative Assembly during the monsoon session, N Biren responded saying, “Passing a bill is easy but it require thorough discussion on whether the content of the bill is acceptable by the Indian Constitution or not.” He further added that “The bill will be passed only if there is no harm to Manipur.”
The boycott of Go To Hills 2.0 and other form of protest called by hill tribal bodies, chief minister said that it was an expression of dissatisfaction for not tabling the ADC Bill 2021, which he further said “will be sorted out.”