IMPHAL, June 1 - An all political party delegation from Manipur is scheduled to visit New Delhi on June 3 to seek the President�s assent to the three Bills passed by the State Assembly on August 31 last year.
The decision was taken during an emergency Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on Monday on the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS)-led mass movement for enactment of the three Bills to protect interests of the native people, sources said.
The three bills which the JCILPS has been demanding to convert into Acts are: Protection of Manipur People Bill, Manipur Land Revenue & Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, and Manipur Shops & Establishments (Seventh Amendment) Bill.
The delegation would also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and others, the sources said.
The Cabinet also resolved to declare holidays for all Government, Government-aided and private schools in the valley districts from May 31 to June 2, it added.
Meanwhile, JCILPS launched a three-day �public curfew� in Central and State Government offices today. It also called a 14-hour public curfew in Paona and Thangal Bazar areas of Imphal starting from 4 am of June 2, the sources added.
IMC polls: The fate of 86 candidates for 27 councillor seats and 128 others for 54 ward member seats in Imphal civic body polls will be decided by the electorates tomorrow.
After the BJP�s victory in Assam Assembly polls, the party in Manipur is all set to take on the Congress for 27 IMC wards. Convenor of State Election Management Committee of BJP Manipur Th Chaoba has said that they are expecting not less than 15 seats in the election.
World No Tobacco Day: World No Tobacco Day was observed in Manipur on Tuesday by highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
According to National Tobacco Control Programme State functionary, Manipur stands fifth in tobacco consumption in India.