The PM’s silence on Manipur is being questioned by Congress once again.
The Congress party, through Jairam Ramesh, criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on the Manipur violence. Ramesh questioned why the Prime Minister had not spoken about the issue despite the ongoing unrest in the state. He further accused the BJP-led Centre of failing the people of Manipur.
Ramesh took to Twitter to express his concerns and stated that the Home Minister had finally called for an all-party meeting on Manipur after 52 days of violence. However, he believed that it should have been the Prime Minister who chaired the meeting and it should have been held in Imphal to demonstrate national concern. Ramesh emphasized that the BJP had failed the people of Manipur.
He also mentioned Okram Ibobi Singh, who served as Chief Minister of Manipur for three terms between 2002 and 2017, as the representative of the Congress party at the Home Minister’s meeting. Ramesh highlighted Singh’s experience and knowledge, urging that he should be listened to seriously.
The Congress has been consistently questioning the Prime Minister’s silence on the ethnic violence in Manipur, which has resulted in the deaths of 120 people, injuries to over 400 individuals, and displacement of approximately 50,650 men, women, and children since May 3.