Senapati: The former ADC members of Senapati district has termed delay of ADC polls in the hill districts of Manipur as totally a marginalization policy. This was stated in a joint meeting of all the ex-ADC members of the district held at Mao-Poumai Catholic Women Hall, Senapati on September 21.
The meeting was reportedly held in order to uphold solidarity with the All Hill Autonomous District Council Ex-ADC’s Association and Hill CSOs in support of the Manipur (Hill Areas) ADC Bill, 2021, recommended by the Hill Area committee (HAC) in fight for rights of the tribal in the state.
In a press statement issued by them, the joint meeting felt the need to form a body called as Ex-Members, ADC, Senapati district to assert their sentiment and demand the Govt of Manipur of what they felt fair. The meeting nominated R.K. Kaba as Convener, Thisho Kriina as Co-convener and Ng. Rang as Member. The house felt the present imbroglio of the Manipur Govt. was due to failure of holding ADC elections in time and hence the ADCs election has become a game to be played between the Govt. of Manipur and the stake holders till the ADC election is conducted.
The joint meeting resolved that deliberately delaying the ADCs elections in the Hill is totally a marginalised policy. Inclusion order of 9 MLAs in the HAC as an interference, Recruitment process for filling up of 125 vacant posts in the absence of elected ADC members is a voracious policy and “Go to Hills 2.0” program has become a slogan without any action.
The Ex-Members, ADC, Senapati earnestly expects the Manipur Legislative Assembly to convene a special session at an earlier date and table the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill, 2021, recommended by the HAC. Thereafter, the Ex-Members, ADC, Senapati strongly condemns the disco-ordinate movement of the state Govt.