Imphal: Manipur People`s Party (MPP) on Sunday
demanded President`s rule in the state for "lawlessness" and
"overall failure" of the Secular Progressive Front (SPF)
government led by Congress.
MPP, which had earlier ruled the state for more than
ten years, said in a statement that it had submitted a
memorandum to that effect to the Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Saturday.
The statement claimed that the son of a senior minister
shot dead a youth during the holi festival only because the
youth tried to overtake his (minister`s son) vehicle.
MPP also alleged that a senior minister shot at the
advocate general of Manipur some months ago. Official sources
said the advocate general was taken to Delhi for treatment and
currently in good condition.
The party further alleged that there was no development
in the state except repairing some roads in Imphal area.