Imphal, june 11 : Irate locals of keirao bitra today blocked the Imphal-yairipok road and burnt down the effigy of Keirao AC MLA Karam Thamarjit demanding to repair the 3 km stretch of Keirao bitra ODR road with black topping.
The bandh will end on 6 pm of june 12.
Because of today’s bandh, normal life in irilbung area was totally disturbed. The Bandh was called by Nongpok ningthou panthoibi development committee(NNPDC), keirao bitra, an apex body of keirao.
T. joy, President of the Committee told reporters that the agitation was launched to pressurize the Govt.
“ On april 29, another Bandh was called along the imphal yairipok road. On that day Th. Shyamkumar,MLA of Andro AC came to the spot and assured the agitators that necessary action would be taken up for road repairing by 5 May. When the MLA initiated action, Karam Thamarjit, MLA of Keirao AC banned the repairing work. It has intensified the public tension in the area. The attitude of MLA of Keirao Ac is anti-people, undemocratic. We expect a lot from this new MLA. However, he now turned to be anti-people. Steps will be taken up to boycott the MLA if he further stops road repairing work,” T. joy Meetei, President of NNPDC told reporters here.