Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Manipur Congress alleges police obstructed its ‘Gaurav Yatra’

Correspondent

Police on Wednesday obstructed a march with national flag by Congress leaders and workers as a part of its Gaurav Yatra in Manipur’s Bishnupur district.
“It is unfortunate that police obstructed us from carrying out the march. This is disrespect of the national flag,” said MPCC president K Meghachandra, in a video uploaded to MPCC Facebook page.
He asked the reason behind the police obstructing the Congress, saying that the march was a part of celebration of the country’s 75 years of independence.
The Gaurav Yatra of the MPCC on Wednesday marched from Moirang to Oinam Bazar in Bishnupur district. The Congress organized the yatra to mark the completion of 75 years of India’s independence. Like in other states of the country, the Congress will cover 75 km in the state too.
The march, participated by hundreds of MPCC leaders and workers, kicked off from the INA complex after paying befitting tributes to the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
MPCC president K Meghachandra and many other leaders of the MPCC, including Congress MLAs, took part in the march while former chief minister O Ibobi Singh and CWC member Gaikhangam took part in offering floral tribute to the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
MPCC president K Meghachandra said that the Gaurav Yatra was being organized to pay tributes to freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the freedom struggle.
“We are remembering the sacrifices they made for the freedom of the nation,” he said.
The march, started today, will reach out nooks and corners of the state.
The Congress will also hear the sufferings of the people due to the rapid hike in the prices of the essential commodities under the BJP government and the additional burden on their heads due to increase of the GST (Goods and Service Tax).
The same will be highlighted in various platforms so as to reach the ears of the BJP government, he said.
It was the bounden duty of today’s generation to pay tributes to freedom fighters, said former chief minister O Ibobi Singh.
“We should not forget the sacrifices they made for the freedom of the nation,” he added.