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Series of Condradictions


By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

If one analyses the news that are being carried out in the newspapers of Guwahati and which are republished here in the site, one can make out that the stance and statements made by the so-called decision making bodies relating to Bishnupriya Manipuri community are contradictory in nature.

On one hand, news appeared in The Sentinel reported from New Delhi on 4th september 2009 that the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni told Silchar MP Shri Kabindra Purkayastha that a separate section of Bishnupriya Manipuri programs in All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendras of Silchar and Guwahati would be introduced soon.

On the other hand, the news reported from Silchar on September 18, 2009, explains that Bishnupriya Manipuris has called off stir temporarily which was in support of the demand for broadcasting and telecast of Bishnupriya Manipuri programs, at the intervention of Governor of Assam.

It is worth to note that these two news items are ambiguous because if Union Minister had given assurance for the implementation of the long-standing demand of broadcasting of Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and Doordarshen, then why NBMSU and BMGP should went to Governor of Assam who has no jurisdiction over the Central ministry. The first statement about the assurance by Ambika Soni came on September 4, 2009, and the second came on September 18, 2009 about the temporarily withdrawing of the stir. Their one after another changing stances in the short span of time is creating a lot of confusion for the people since such activities do take a lot of consensus building process among members? Isn't incredibility is apparent in their changing moves? One couldn't infer what could be their next step.

The Governor acts as a nominal head whereas real power lies in the hands of the Chief Minister of the state and CM’s council of ministers. It is very important on the part of the Governor to act in accordance with the recommendation of the council of ministers that is headed by the CM, so in such matters like broadcasting/telecasting, honorable Governor will not be able to exercise his discretionary power vested upon him.

These developments show inconsistency on the part of the NBMSU and BMGSP.

Moreover, we had been hearing reports after reports from Silchar and Guwahati simultaneously regarding hunger strike for the appointment of language teachers. In the flurry of stances and news, where does the concern for the issue have gone, what are the steps taken to solve the problem of teachers.

Related articles:

NBMSU, BMGSP seek apology from Brahma [Friday, 17 July 2009]

9 Years of Hope [Sunday, 7 June 2009]

Today is Lamboishing (Sunday)

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