Political parties oppose delimitation process in North Eastern

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Imphal, Dec 6 (UNI) : The political parties of Manipur have opposed the delimitation exercise in the region.

A meeting of all the political parties of Manipur was held yesterday and a strong delegation will go to New Delhi to discuss the issue.

The political parties of Manipur have demanded that the delimitation exercise should not cover Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The meeting held yesterday was attended by Presidents and representatives of Congress, BJP, MPP, NCP, RJD, CPI, CPI (M), MSCP and JD(S) decided to draft a memorandum and submit to the Delimitation Commission of India.

The political parties contend that the delimitation exercise is based on 2001 census which is full of wrong data as abnormal growth rate has been recorded in some places.

The associate members of the Commission from Manipur will protest the delimitation exercise and the members from Manipur are Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, Power Minister Phungzathang Tonsing, Health Minister Ph Parijat, Congress president Gaikhangam, O Joy MLA, , Dr T Meinya MP and Rishang Keishing MP.

The general secretary of the all parties political forum, K Saratkumar has appealed to the associate members to participate in the December 10 meeting of the Delimitation Commission and oppose the delimitation exercise.

The Manipur Information Centre official said Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh along with 19 representatives of All Political Parties of Manipur will meet the Central leaders including the Prime Minister of India in connection with delimitation of assembly Constituencies of Manipur tomorrow.

19 political leaders from Manipur will go to New Delhi.

UNI

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