Learning from the follies of the past Reintroducing MST bus service

Reaching out to the hills. Taking on board the Naga People’s Front in the Government. Inking a deal with the Churachandpur JAC and convincing them to claim the bodies of the eight people killed in the protest against the three Bills passed by the State Assembly on August 31, 2015.

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Need for a strong Congress Giving teeth to the Opposition

The barely three months old BJP led coalition Government seems to be right on track and it has to be admitted that the recently held Shirui Lily Festival, Barak Festival, Hill People’s Day held on the 10th of every month and the Meeyamgi Numit held on the 15th of every month have gone down well with the people. One just hopes that throwing its door open to the common people does not end as an exercise in populism but ensures something good and concrete for the people, otherwise opening its door to the people will mean nothing.

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Created for administrative convenience

Created on December 8, 2016. All will obviously remember the bad days that followed the announcement of the then Congress Government here to create seven new districts which the United Naga Council dubbed as ‘anti-Naga’ and clamped the four months long economic blockade literally crippling the life of the public, particularly the people of the […]

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Defeating the spirt of 10th Schedule Renegade Congress MLAs

Defeating the spirit and essence of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The BJP led Government here is certainly going great guns, particularly in reaching out to the hills, but a look at its composition should give food for thought to everyone. The BJP did the right thing in going along with the Naga People’s Front and in reaching out to the other political parties such as the NPP, but its honeymoon with some rogue Congress MLAs certainly goes against the very spirit and essence of the strict anti-defection Bill passed and later enacted during the first NDA term under the stewardship of Atal Behari Vajpayee. It is rather late in the day but nevertheless this should give some food for thought to all the readers and the keen political observers in the State.

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No justice at all in mob justice Taking law into one’s hand

Mob uprising. The other term mob justice is a sort of a misnomer, for there is nothing that remotely resembles justice when a mob takes the law into its own hand and lynches someone or destroys the properties of a suspect.

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BJP central to numerous current issues Beef ban to NTC’s stand

Beef ban or the ban on the sale of cattle to slaughter houses, PMUY to be launched on June 5 in the State, the decision of the State Government to enact a new law to ban bandh and blockade, the Naga Tribes Council (NTC) urging the Centre to spell out the details of the Framework Agreement to the Nagas of Nagaland, the brutal murder of a mother and her daughter at Uripok Bachaspati Leikai and obviously the incessant rain that hit the State in the last few days and caused floods and in the process swept away some bridges, were all the prominent news that hit the daily newspapers in Manipur in the last 48 hours.

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Veil of secrecy over Framework Agreement Pervading air of suspicion

There must be a reason why the Framework Agreement inked between the Centre and the NSCN (IM) is such a highly kept secret. The BJP, notably Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Centre’s Interlocutor to the peace talk RN Ravi have all maintained that the Framework Agreement does not contain anything inimical to the interest of the neighbouring States, particularly Manipur, but the question of greater importance is whether the assurances can be taken at face value.

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Winners take it all : BJP on a roll Need a strong Congress/Opp

Winners take it all : BJP on a roll Need a strong Congress/Opp Winners take it all. And obviously the BJP is on a roll. The after effects of the 2014 Lok Sabha election continue to cast its shadow on Manipur and if the BJP managed to break the monopoly of the Congress and wrest […]

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