The Trinamool Congress (TMC) wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner and expressed concern about the law and order situation in the poll-bound state Manipur. The party’s vice president and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy wrote to CEC Naseem Zaidi and asked him to have a serious look on the current situation in the north-eastern state.
“Kindly have a serious look on law and order situation in the state of Manipur before declaring date for Assembly election,” the letter stated. “Practically, any law and order balance is seriously lacking in the state. Conducting any democratic election under such situation is not at all possible,” it further added.
The Naga Students’ Federation had imposed total blockade on all Manipur-bound vehicles and passengers in all Naga inhabited areas from December 20. The Centre has asked the Manipur government for proper utilisation of 17,500 paramilitary personnel sent to the state to reopen a national highway which was blocked for nearly two months by a Naga group.
The Home Ministry conveyed to the Manipur government to “re-arrange and utilise” the 175 companies of paramilitary forces which were already made available to ensure removal of the blockade.