IMPHAL, 12 JUNE: Angry Ministers refused to attend a meeting of the Manipur Cabinet after they were frisked by CISF personnel who are guarding the Chief Minister&’s Bungalow here.
The ministers were called by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi for a Cabinet meeting yesterday evening. The CISF personnel, who were guarding the Chief Minister&’s Secretariat, frisked the ministers when they arrived for the meeting, asking them to raise their hands. PHE minister, I Hemochandra and some other ministers protested the action.
When the ministers entered the conference hall Chief Minister Okram Ibobi was waiting for them. However, the ministers refused to attend the meeting and questioned the CM, some of them banging the table, if he had ordered the CISF personnel to frisk all ministers and MLAs who come to the CM&’s Secretariat. The CM later apologized for the CISF personnel’s action. However, the ministers left, telling him that they could not attend the Cabinet meeting in the circumstances. sns