Total shut down in Churachandpur if ADC chairman not elected immediately: ATRPFM

Newmai News Network

Imphal | October 22


The All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM), irked by the delaying in conducting election to the chairman of Churachandpur Autonomous District Council, has threatened to call bandh within few days’ time. Condemning that the State Government could not conduct election to the chairman of ADC, Churachandpur even after 3 months, and the ATRPFM termed it as unconstitutional. The tribal rights group then threatened to impose “total shut down” of Churachandpur district if the State Government fails to address the issue at the earliest.


“We have tried our best to secure the conduct of election by way of floor test with several requests and approaches to the Governor, the Chief Minister, and the concerned Minister (Tribal Affairs and Hills),” said the ATRPFM. It also said that the Governor had written to the Secretary (Tribal Affairs and Hills) twice, and also talked with the concerned authorities over the phone. “However, the State Government is reluctant to conduct the election till date,” it added.