Manipur: 24-hour general strike paralyses normal life

Manipur: 24-hour general strike paralyses normal life

IMPHAL, November 6: The 24-hour general strike called by an insurgent group has paralysed normal life in Imphal on Sunday.

'The Maoist Communist Party', an outlawed underground organization called in a strike regarding the demand for the resignation of Karam Shyam, Minister of Consumer affairs, Food and Public Distribution for alleged corruption.

In regards to the issue, the minister has denied the corruption charge which hasn't yet been prove he said: "I shall resign if the charge is proved."

According to police, there was no report of any untoward incident during the strike. Police said there was no impact of the strike pointing out that vehicles plied on the roads and shops and business establishments functioned normally.

In a statement, the Maoist Communist Party said, "Manipur is given 120,377 MT of rice per month. It should have been enough for the people." However, the party alleged that only a fraction of it is distributed to the people while the rest finds its way to the black market.

(Agencies)

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