IMPHAL, Aug 28 - The core committee of the Opposition parties in Manipur has demanded an Assembly session within September 15 to discuss the burning issues of Manipur, including the framework agreement which was signed between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M) on August 3, 2015.
The decision to demand the Assembly session came after the fourth joint meeting of the Opposition parties held here on Monday, said convener RK Anand of the committee comprising 10 parties including the Congress, Communist parties, Janata Dal (S), etc. He was addressing a press conference at the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (I) office here today.
Anand, a former Congress MLA from the Naoriya Pangkhanglakpa constituency in Imphal West district, said holding of the Assembly session has been necessitated due to public demand. He added that the committee of Opposition parties has also decided to hold a State-level convention to have a threadbare discussion on the various issues of the State on September 22.
Former Congress MLA Dr Ng Bijoy said that the State Government needs to play a proactive role instead of taking follow-up action. He also demanded end to the ongoing urea crisis in the State.
Leaders of the CPI, INC, NCP, JD (S), AITC, AIFB, RSP, BSP, AAP and CPI (M) also attended the day�s press conference.
Many women organisations in the State have been staging sit-in demonstrations at many places since the last few weeks after the recent developments in the Nagaland framework agreement like the reported briefing by interlocutor RN Ravi to a parliamentary standing committee.
They demanded that the State Assembly session should have a very firm, distinct and concrete resolution.