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Parties flay Pappu Yadav for his Manipuri jibe

IMPHAL(CNS): Political leaders and various organisations on Monday reacted sharply to the statement of Bihar’s Jan Adhikar Party supremo Pappu Yadav, an expelled Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament, on September 3, threatened to forcibly pull out Manipuri passengers from trains running through Bihar and send them back to Manipur in retaliation to violence against Bihari migrants in the state.

Opposition MLA Dr I Ibohalbi Singh came down heavily on Yadav saying that there was no instance of harassing Bihari migrants in any part of Manipur. He accused Yadav of indulging in anti-Manipuri acts without knowing about the ground situation of the state. 

He said three bills relating to ILPS, have not targeted any of communities or it has no provision to ban them entering into Manipur. The bills were all about to protect indigenous people from domination by outsiders, he said.

He also said that the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015 and its associated Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 have been misinterpreted by various quarters.

The bills have nothing to do with the Bahiris except regulating them while entering into the state. They can come and work in the state. The bills have no provision to ban them totally from working in the state. 

Constitution of India will not accept if such provision of total ban to the entry of non-Manipur people included. Will such bill be prepared by a state government, he questioned. Manipur unit Trinamool Congress Party (TCP) also charged Pappu Yadav of indulging in communal tension for taking political advantage in his state.

His campaign will bring no good reason in his state as well as to the Biharis living in the state, he added.

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