IMPHAL, July 14 -- Concerned over the political crisis prevailing within the state government when the state is confronted with various issues like price hike of rice, scarcity of water in growing season, etc., Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) today urged Governor PB Acharya to take initiatives to solve the crisis at the earliest.

Representatives of the alliance called on the governor today morning and submitted a memorandum demanding swift actions from his side to ensure a stable government.

Speaking to media during a press meet held today at MDA office, Babupara, MDA convenor M. Tombi said that the MDA representatives apprised the governor about the ongoing political crisis within legislators of the state government pertaining to change of leadership and re-allocation of ministerial berths.

Besides, the state is reeling under the skyrocketing price of rice and the drought like situation with the scarcity of water in the fields in the growing season, he said and contended that the government instead of taking up initiatives to ease the sufferings of the people is hindering itself with the ongoing political crisis. Such irresponsible nature has tarnished the image of politicians, he added.

The delegate pressed the governor to advice the BJP ministers and MLAs for solving differences of opinions among them in the interest of the public, he noted while conveying that the governor also reciprocated and assured them that he will advise the conflicting groups to solve the matter.

The MDA convenor, further questioning whether the expenditures of the legislators camping in Delhi are incurred from their own money or from public money, appealed for reconciliation and bring an amicable solution to the crisis at the earliest.

Expressing concern over the frequent border disputes along the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and the possibility of compromising the land of Manipur, Tombi declared that that MDA will soon visit Delhi and pressed the prime minister and home minister for conducting resurvey of the disputed border pillars.

Tombi, who recounted that the alliance has already urged the President of India to give his assent to the Manipur People Bill, intimated that it will again press the president for the same demand.

MDA is an alliance formed prior to the 17th Lok Sabha election and comprised of nine political parties including Shiv Sena, LJP, AAP, NPP, MNDF, PD, NPF and MPC.

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