Imphal: Among chaotic preparations for the ensuing crucial tenth Manipur assembly polls criticized for Jan 28 next year, jailed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) chairman R K Sanayaima stated that plebiscite should not be used as a political concern in the election, whereas the Maoist Communist Party (MCP), Manipur has boycotted the polls.
The UNLF, which is fighting to reinstate Manipur’s past sovereignty, has already proposed to New Delhi to hold a plebiscite to determine whether the state should stay a part of India or not under the aegis of the United Nations. Various central leaders have completely rejected the plebiscite proposal.
Sanayaima, who is presently being questioned by the NIA at its special court in Guwahati, said that it was not well-suited to raise the plebiscite agenda in the polls held under the Constitution of India.
In the interim, the underground Maoist Communist Party (MCP), Manipur stated that it would boycott the consequent Manipur polls, which it called a tool for New Delhi. MCP added it would merely boost the Indian system of rule.
The assembly polls in Manipur would never bring happiness to the people, Maoists said in a statement. The statement appealed to the people not to take part in any poll-related programmes to avoid such redundant incidents.
To stop poll-related crimes, the Maoists have put a ban on any quite election allied activities, public meetings, flag hoisting, poster campaigns and organizing community feasts etc in the state till next Jan 30, the statement said, adding the group on Monday pragmatic the 118th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong at its ‘International Committee’ office.