Demand to discuss Manipur issue denied; Opposition members walk out from Parliament paneltext_fields
New Delhi: Sources claim that on Thursday, opposition members of the parliamentary standing committee on Home left a meeting after the panel's chairman rejected their request to discuss the situation in Manipur. Derek O'Brien of the TMC and Digvijay Singh and Pradip Bhattacharya of the Congress delivered letters to the panel's chairman Brijlal at the meeting to discuss prison reforms in the states, according to sources, stating that they cannot ignore the situation in Manipur as committee members.
Earlier too, O'Brien and Singh had written to Brijlal urging him to hold a meeting to discuss the situation in Manipur.
The chairperson had informed both MPs separately of the inability to hold meetings urgently on the Manipur situation, as three meetings on prison reforms have been scheduled for July.
A total of seven members, including the chairman, attended the meeting.
Nearly 120 people have died and more than 3,000 injured in the ethnic violence in Manipur since May 3.
With PTI inputs