Last Updated on February 17, 2023 by SPN Editor
CM N Biren has questioned how the State Government will accept the ADC Bill that allegedly aims at breaking Manipur.
In video footage uploaded on social media, Chief Minister N Biren said that the hidden agenda of the contentious ADC Bill is to break the State into two separate administrations with two separate Chief Secretaries and two Secretariats for the valley and the hill.
He questioned how the State Assembly would pass such a Bill, saying being the Chief Minister of the State; he cannot support such a Bill that allegedly intends to break the State where different communities live together in harmony.
Biren asked whether Members of the Hill Area Committee (HAC) will support such a Bill when they become Chief Minister of the State.
Manipur is like a paradise. With the blessing of God, the State is yet to face any extreme natural disaster, suffering, or deaths till date. However, the number of selfish and vested interest individuals who do not fear God is on the rise. Such individuals will pray to Jesus Christ in the church and Lord Krishna in the temple but when they come out of the temple and Church, they will get involved in treacherous acts, he said.
Maintaining that Manipur is a land where several communities have settled coherently for the last many years, the Chief Minister questioned how the State Assembly would discuss and pass the ADC Bill that allegedly aims at disintegrating the State into two separate administrations with two separate Chief Secretaries in the hill and the valley.
Blaming the government for not tabling a Bill that will infringe on the unity and integrity of the State is quite unjustified, he said.
He said that the new government in consultation with the members of the hill area committee has decided to insert more points that will devolve more powers to the ADC for benefitting the hill areas after deleting the provisions of the contentious ADC bill that allegedly pave the way for bifurcating the State into two separate administrations.
The number of ADC has been increased to ten from six. After the HAC requested the government more powers in the hill areas, the government has given time to the HAC for thorough discussions. The government is making all-out efforts to provide welfare programs for the people in hill areas. While doing so, some vested individuals are indulging in dry arguments and trying to put the government in the wrong light. The government will never retreat from its stance in such a crucial state, he said.
Saying that Manipur is a land inhabited by different communities with 2000 years old history, the Chief Minister pledged that the present government will also never allow the majority community to dominate smaller communities.