Panchayati Raj members leave Imphal to stage protest in Delhi

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Imphal: A delegation of elected members of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) left Imphal for New Delhi on Friday even as CPI Manipur State Council staged a protest in the national capital against the Prime Minister’s silence even as Manipur is burning.

The delegation of the elected PRIs comprised four Zilla Parishad members and seven pradhans from different districts of the state.

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Before leaving Imphal, the delegates told reporters that they were going to New Delhi to protest against the stoic silence on the part of the Prime Minister and other central leaders even as Manipur is burning for the last 50 days.

Besides staging a protest in the national capital, they will seek appointments with the Prime Minister, the Union Home minister and other Union ministers including Union minister of Panchayati Raj and submit memorandum to them.

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They will also meet leaders of opposition parties and submit memorandum urging them to press the Centre for intervention to end the violence unfolding in the state, said Kh Herojit, a Zilla Parishad member from Thoubal district.

He said that when the Centre fails to intervene to end the violence in the state, PRI members are unable to remain silent.

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Meanwhile, members of CPI Manipur State Council said that its members today staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi today against the silence on the burning issue of Manipur.

During the protest, placards read as “No ethnic politics in Manipur,” “No separate administration in Manipur” and “Special package for the victims of violence,” etc. were displayed, a member of the CPI said here.

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