Joykisan questions Govt’s inaction against derelict officials
IMPHAL, 9th Oct: Observing that there have been no concerted efforts to regulate the incessant influx of non-locals into the state despite the fact that their huge presence has posed a great threat to the existence of indigenous people of the tiny land, Thangmeiband AC MLA Kh Joykisan has asked the BJP-led government what kind of action is going to be taken up against those officials who are involved in inserting the names of non-locals in the voters’ list for certain purposes.
Addressing a press meet at his Khoyathong residence here on Wednesday morning, Joykisan said that there have been rumours doing the round that thousands of non-locals were included in the voters’ list in Thangmeiband AC to garner maximum votes in elections under his orchestration.
Urging all concerned not to believe in such disparaging rumours, the MLA declared that he is ready to quit politics in case anyone could prove that he is involved in the malpractice to reap political gains.
He also claimed to possess solid evidences to substantiate the fact that non-locals who stayed in the constituency for only four-five days were given Aadhaar card to get their vote in elections.
Joykisan asserted that it is high for all the political parties to set aside their political goals and work collectively for the welfare of the present and coming generations by standing against the proposed enforcement of Citizenship Amendment Bill in the north east states including Manipur.
He said that people of the state still need to stay alert as far as the centre’ move to implement the Bill in the north east is concerned and Chief Minister N Biren, who is the leader of the state, should keep track of the assurance made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah that a special clause will be included in the Bill to protect indigenous people of the region.
It is the BJP-led NDA government at the centre that abrogated Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir leading to bifurcating of the state into two Union Territories. Who knows that the same situation might take place in Manipur, Joykisan said.
Asking the government to identity number of illegal migrants staying in the state starting Thursday if it has enough political will, the MLA called upon civil society organisations and womenfolk of the state to keep a close vigil on the government’s initiative to monitor the identification of non-locals in the state to ensure safeguard of the indigenous people instead of waiting ‘prompt’ action of the government.