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Punjab MLA's stray dogs remark sparks condemnation

 

BROWN NONGMAITHEM | Imphal, July 7, 2012 16:28
Tags : stray dogs remark | Ajit Inder Singh Mofar | Manipur assembly |
 

Punjab MLA's  stray dogs remark sparks condemnation A Punjab Congress MLA Ajit Inder Singh Mofar's remark that all stray dogs romaing the streets of the state should be 'sent to North-East' has sparked outraged among the people of Northeastern states with Manipur assembly passing a resolution condemning the 'slur'.
 
The ongoing Manipur assembly session unanimously passed a resolution condemning the remark of MLA and termed it as unparliamentarily and communal.

The state assembly resolved to send a letter of condemnation to the speaker of Punjab assembly in this regard.

The MLA recently made the controversial remark during an assembly session while moving a resolution to solve the problem of stray dogs in Punjab.
 
Raising a calling attention on the said 'derogatory remark', an opposition Manipur MLA Dr. Ibohanbi said that he has been compelled to raise the issue for discussion in the house due  to the intemperate nature of the 'racial slur'.

Responding to the calling attention motion, state home minister Gaikhangam, who is also the President of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, admitted that remarks made by the Punjab MLA was undignified and condemnable.

“Such unparliamentarily remark from an elected member is unfortunate. So, instead of going into the details of the matter, it would be appropriate to raise the issue directly with Punjab Government,” Gaikhangam said.

Earliar, North-East India Sampark Cell, a BJP affiliated outfit, has strongly condemned the derogatory and uncalled for remarks by Congress MLA.

Manipur BJP media affairs convenor, L Bashanta sharma said the remark by Mofar is insulting to people living in north east.

“This is a generalised comment stemmed out of ignorance. He should exercise more restrain while making such comments as he is an elected representative,” he said.

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