IMPHAL: The much-awaited special session of the Manipur assembly, intended to address the ongoing unrest in the state, faced a setback on August 21 after the state government couldn’t get the approval from Governor Anusuiya Uikey.
The cabinet had strongly recommended a special session to convene on August 21, aimed at discussing the ongoing turmoil within the state. However, the anticipated session could not proceed as the governor’s approval remained elusive, leaving the state government’s initiative in limbo.
In response to this development, the opposition Congress, along with several other national parties, expressed grave concerns over the failure of the governor to initiate the session, raising alarms about the potential emergence of a constitutional crisis in the border state.
Only a day prior, on August 20, former Chief Minister and Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh had expressed his skepticism about the likelihood of the assembly session coming to completion. “At this crucial juncture, it is better to avoid such potential constitutional breakdown,” cautioned Singh, highlighting the pressing need for swift resolution in these turbulent times.