Manipur: Protest against formation of new bodies to function PRIs gain momentum

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Imphal: Protest against formation of new administrative committees of gram panchayats in six districts in the valley of Manipur is gaining momentum.

Deputy Commissioners of the six valley districts where the Manipur Panchayati Raj Act 1994 extended recently ordered formation of the new administrative committees.

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The committees were formed pending the panchayat elections after the terms of the 5th gram panchayats expired last year.

Elected members of the 5th gram panchayats strongly objected to the formation of the new administrative committees while demanding that they (elected) members should be allowed to continue in the offices until the general elections are held.

In protest against the government move, elected zilla parishad members, pradhans and ward members of Imphal East district along with a large number of their supporters stormed the Imphal East DC office yesterday.

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