Sushma to raise Manipur issue in Parliament
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said on Friday her party would raise in Parliament the issue of Manipur, where there was a 69-day blockade from April to June.india Updated: Jul 09, 2010 21:35 IST
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said on Friday her party would raise in Parliament the issue of Manipur, where there was a 69-day blockade from April to June.
Swaraj, who is here with BJP Rajya Sabha MPs SS Ahluwalia and Chandan Mitra, National Secretary Tapir Gao and Zonal Secretary Chandrashekhar Rao, said, “We will raise the Manipur issue in Parliament (when the monsoon session starts on July 26)."
"We’ll not let you down,” she said while addressing the media.
More than 200 representatives of civil society organisations, including the five Naga MLAs who resigned, met the BJP team.
Bijoya Chakraborty, BJP MP from Assam, will move a call attention in the Lok Sabha and Ahluwalia in the Rajya Sabha.
The party has appointed Chakraborty guardian of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, from where the BJP has no representation in Parliament.
Expressing serious concern at the scarcity of essential items and subsequent price rise, she said the Centre and the state were “totally insensitive to the suffering of the common people here”.
She said even though the blockade had been ‘technically’ lifted, the situation still remained as it was because no basic amenities were available.
She criticised Prime Minister Manmohon Singh for being a “silent spectator on the issues of the North-East” despite being elected from Assam.