BJP Ministers warned against visiting Manipur until the situation normalises
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 18 2016:
CPI, Manipur State Council secretary Dr M Nara has warned the BJP Ministers against visiting Manipur until the tense situation normalises.
Speaking to the media at Irawat Bhawan today, Nara said that all the BJP Ministers who visited the State never came with the intention of solving the volatile situation in the State.
"They came only to campaign for votes not for solving the diseases plaguing the State like the UNC economic blockade or the NSCM(IM) issue.
They just add more fuel to the fire, so until and unless the critical issues of the State are solved it will be better for the BJP Ministers to stay out of the State", he said.
The people of Manipur cannot just sit and watch the whole drama of peace deal between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India while they are being tortured and butchered.
He said that people are fed up of the Congress and BJP hurling abuses at each other for the sake of votes and urged them to instead focus on solving the hardship of the people.
Nara also appealed to the Governor of Manipur to summon an Assembly session so as to bring a swift solution to the ongoing problem.
"Manipur is in a tense and crucial state right now and it did not just explode in one night but was built up over the years", he said.
Nara expressed dissatisfaction at the wrapping up of the Assembly session without referring the serious issues.
"It is very unfortunate that the Government of India is neglecting the people of Manipur in order to appease the UNC and the NSCN(IM)", he added.
He asked under what kind of provision in the Indian Constitution does the Government allow the NSCN(IM) to freely collect taxes from the people of Manipur.
Nara also expressed dissatisfaction with the recent demonetisation move which, though promised as a weapon against black money, has been only causing suffering to the people and is turning out to be a boon for the black money hoarders as the higher denomination notes facilitate easier hoarding.