MPCC president Govindas Konthoujam led the workers who were trying to “Gherao” the governor’s office. The Supreme Court recently stayed the implementation of the Acts.
Congress workers led by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Govindas Konthoujam on Friday took out a rally in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws, which the protestors have termed as “anti-farmers” Acts.
MPCC organised the “Kisan Adhikar Diwas” like in other parts of the country at Congress Bhawan, BT Road, Imphal. Later the Congress workers took out a rally.
CLP leader O Ibobi Singh, CWC member Gaikhangam, former speaker Th Lokeshwar, and other MPCC office bearers took part in the rally towards the Raj Bhavan with the aim to “Gherao” the governor’s office. But the police personnel stopped them near the Treasury office and returned towards BT road and protested there.
On the other hand, another team comprising Manipur Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president Mutum Sarma; Youth Congress president, Mahananda and MPCC general secretary Hareshwar Goshwami tried to meet the governor. A scuffle broke out between the protestors and the security forces. They were later allowed to enter Raj Bhavan but were told that the governor was asleep.
Speaking to media persons, Govindas questioned why the government was adamant on “imposing” the Acts that have been rejected by the farmers. The union government should be shameful that the Acts have been stayed by the Supreme Court, he added.
The farmers have been protesting in the bitter cold of Delhi for the last 53 days, he said. Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not condoling the death of 63 protesting farmers, the MPCC president asserted that there has not been such a “heartless” PM in the history of India.
Urging the Union government to resolve the issue at the earliest before it gets serious, CLP leader O Ibobi Singh demanded that the Union government to re-introduce the Acts in the parliament and amend it as per the demands of the farmers like Minimum Support Price (MSP), electricity bill subsidy, solving stubble burning issue, amongst others.