Manipur hill based political party on delimitation

Newmai Network


The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA), a “recognized hill based political party” welcomed the delimitation exercise in Manipur on the basis of 2001 census.

In a press release issued by its president L Seth, delimitation exercise is a nationwide democratic exercise taken up under the provisions of Delimitation Commission Act of 2002. The PDA also said that the Delimitation Commission had completed delimitation exercise in 24 states before 2008 and the election to the “house of the people” in 2009 was carried out according to the guidelines of Delimitation Commission Act of 2002.

However, the delimitation exercise in 4 North Eastern states was deferred by an ordinance issued by the President of India due to the pressure given by the then SPF government-led O Ibobi Singh citing security reasons in the state “which was nothing but a ploy of the Manipur government to stall Delimitation exercise in the state to prevent the re- adjustment of 3 Assembly seats from the valley districts to the hill districts,” it said.


The PDA party said it was “shocked as to why all the leading political parties and leading organizations of Manipur are up against the democratic exercise taken under the provisions of the Constitution to ensure each and every citizen of the country to exercise his or her democratic rights guaranteed by the Constitution.


The PDA party, therefore, appealed to all the “responsible political parties and leading organisations to stand up together for the rights of the unrepresented and under-represented lot of the state in the interest of bringing equal development to the state by removing disparities in the representation to the “House of the People and to the State Assembly”.


It assured everyone that it would extend every possible help to ensure that every citizen fully enjoys the constitutional rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution of India.