PM Modi is attempting to distract from the problems with the governance.
The Congress party criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to the Manipur incident, accusing him of trying to divert attention from governance failures by equating crimes against women in other states governed by the opposition. Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted that the Prime Minister Modi belated response of just 30 seconds to the incident was insufficient. He pointed out that the PM failed to address the ongoing ethnic conflict in Manipur and did not appeal for peace or ask the Chief Minister of Manipur to step down.
Ramesh also highlighted the disparity in addressing crimes against women in different states, stating that perpetrators have been promptly arrested in Congress-governed states, while in Manipur, it took a long time for an FIR to be registered, and there has been a collapse of law and order and administration.
The Prime Minister, in his response, expressed his pain and anger over the Manipur incident, describing it as a shameful and insulting incident for the entire nation. He assured that no one involved in the crime will be spared and urged all Chief Ministers to strengthen the law and order situation in their respective states, emphasizing the importance of protecting women.
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram also criticized the Prime Minister, questioning why he remembered Manipur only after the incident gained widespread attention. Chidambaram suggested that the PM should dismiss the government in Manipur and impose President’s Rule due to the discredited nature of the state government.
The incident in question refers to a horrific video that went viral on social media, showing two women being paraded naked in Manipur, leading to widespread outrage and demands for justice and accountability.