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Opposition to lobby for ouster of Manipur CM
Correspondent IMPHAL, SEPT 3:
Published on 3 Sep. 2009 11:29 PM IST
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The opposition political parties in Manipur have decided to bring up the matter of ousting Okram Ibobi Singh from the post of Chief Minister to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister as demanded by the people of the state. A source from the BJP, Manipur Pradesh said Central leaders of the party will call the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohon Singh and Home Minister, P Chidambaram on September 7 to brief on Manipur’s situation in the wake of exposure of the July 23 “fake encounter”. The decision to call on with the UPA leaders at the Centre for ousting Ibobi was resolved in a meeting attended by MPP president Dr Nimaichand Luwang, NCP Manipur Pradesh general secretary Sarat, BJP Manipur Pradesh president Haobam Borbabu, and secretariat members of CPI (M) Manipur state council Sarat Salam and Ksh Kanta, BJP source said. The meeting was called by the BJP as the BJP Parliamentary team members who had visited Manipur on August 18 to assess the July 23 killing incident The delegation will put down the detailed reports of their findings on the July 23 BT Road shooting incident compiled during their recent visit in the state to the Prime Minister and Union Home minister. The BJP Parliamentary team led by its spokesperson Prakash Javedkar and included vice-president Bijoy Chaturvedy, BJP Assam State president Rehman Dekar, National executive member Rajen Gohain and BJP North East in-charge Chandrasekhar Rao had visited the state last month. The BJP teams had already demanded resignation of the chief minister, O Ibobi while observing the July 23 as ‘fake encounter’ or otherwise dissolve of the SPF government and impose Presidents Rule in the state. Meanwhile, CPI (M) MP Ramchandra Dhom who brought up the matter of a former militant being killed on July 23 by police commands on the floor of the Lok Sabha would be arriving on Friday for his two day visit to take stock of the prevailing law and order situation in the state. The MP will also hold direct interaction with the leaders of political parties in the state and different civil organizations and discuss on steps to be taken to bring an end to prevailing chaotic situation in the state, a party source said.

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