Time for Modi and Amit Shah to step in
Dr Th Suresh Singh *
BJP National president Amit Shah addressing at Hapta Kangjeibung on 14th September 2016 :: Pix - Bishwajit Taorem
Manipur is in serious crisis now. With UNC sponsored economic blockade running 7 weeks or so, petrol pump running dry now and then, essential food items in short supply and above all, the worst demonetization effect among Indian states (I mean banks in collusion with thefts- 20-30% black money exchange, ATMs opening for 1 to 2 hours, cash exchange not available or only to limited customers, withdrawal again limited to a few sect etc -of course sincere bank employees are always there), Manipuris (hill and valley) had tolerated enough and is now demanding normalcy.
Had it happened anywhere in other parts of India, there would have been many foreseen effects including disruption of Parliament proceedings. But not for our State as our MPs are either ignorant or not interested. The same is true for our MLAs.
The same is true for Ibobi Government. What is preventing his government to bring enough petrol and essential items to the state? What difficulty CM has? Donít he have enough force?
Regarding demonetizationĖdid he or the Chief Secretary ever take up the deficiencies pointed above with RBI or Central Govt? Did his Government ever do daily monitoring?
These are the questions bound to be asked by the silent common but innocent people. These are the queries bound to be asked by an Opinion Maker like me.
Regarding State BJP, instead of taking up these pertinent matters with the central Govt, they are busy fighting with each other. Groupism is the core of the state unit now.
With rumour of exchange of money now and then, they are busy destroying each other. Instead of preparing to fight coming Assembly election unitedly, they are preparing to destroy winnable candidates. Instead of preparing to win the coming election, they are preparing to defeat themselves.
Here lies role of president Bhabananda. It is unfortunate that he has utterly failed. Instead of remaining neutral, he has created his own group and thereby disrupting the Tsunami wave Modi and Amit Shah brought.
He utterly failed to bring cooperation and coordination in the State BJP house. As a person, I like him and he is well educated also. I have nothing against him.
But as a Modi supporter to cleans corruption and development, I am bound to express my opinion. Hence, he has to take, as a gentleman, the blame for this.
It is time that a sensible man like M Bhorot Singh be brought as President now, the sooner the better. At least he can bring neutrality. Bhabananda has completely failed and brought disruption and disunity to the State BJP family.
The same is true for the Central BJP and BJP Govt. Public perception is changing fast. People had already started questioning the role of Central Government.
The common men had already started blaming the Central Govt. The Centre has a role to play, It cannot blame the state Govt for everything though law and order is a state subject.
It is here that restoration of normalcy is a must. This can only be brought by imposing PR. That is why I say it is time for Modi and Amit Shah to step in and impose PR.
Now is the Time for Modi and Amit Shah to step in. Presidentís Rule seems to be the only option left.
Once it is done, UNC is bound to call off the bandh and normalcy will return automatically. The blame game by political parties will be over and people will exercise their franchise peacefully and to the most extend.
Meanwhile, it is imperative that hill and valley brethren should remain calm, should not believe in rumour-mongers, should not believe in mischief-makers.
We should always remember that we belong to the same forefathers and belong to the same origin.
* Dr Th Suresh Singh wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was posted on December 27, 2016.
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