Imphal, 24 October 2016 ( Evening News ) : Reactions are pouring in following attack at Chief Minister's chopper and blast at newly constructed district hospital in Ukhrul. Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee President TN Haopkip strongly condemned the attack at the newly constructed District Hospital in Hungpung in Ukhrul district. TN Haopkip said the hospital will benefit the people of the district and blast on the day of the inauguration is unfortunate. He said govt has constructed the hospital for the people of the district.
On the other hand, Naoriya Pakhang-lakpa MLA RK Anand termed the attack of Chief Minister's visit in Ukhrul as a challenge to the people of Manipur. Congress MLA Anand said it is high time that the people of the state must come together as one for the development of the state. RK Anand said the attack on Chief Minister's chopper in Ukhrul and blast at the newly constructed District Hospital is also a big threat to the communal harmony of the state. He said the attack is impossible to be carried out without the support of NSCN-IM which is undergoing peace talks with the Govt of India. Strongly condemning the attack, RK Anand demanded the NDA led Central govt to immediately scrap the peace talks with the NSCN-IM. The MLA said the Chief Minister must be lauded as he went to Ukhrul despite ban thinking for the welfare of the people of the district. He said whenever the NDA has come to power in Centre there has been threat to the state, he cited the incident of June 14, 2001 Bangkok Agreement and the framework agreement signed between NSCN-IM and Centre on Aug 3, 2015. The MLA was speaking at the inauguration of Hiyangthang Educated Youth Development Association Community Hall today.