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Manipur today is living on the mercy of New Delhi
- Imphal Times Editorial :: July 21 2020 -



Almost all people have lost trust to political parties when it comes to fulfilling the aspiration of the people.

But these people does not give a damn of giving vote to someone who can spent more money during election time.

The one time hope of the people –The Manipur People’s Party(MPP) which still have lots of revenue resource is in the verse of extinction and the communist party whom people once believed as the only savior of the common men today existed just for name-sake.

Congress Party and the BJP, which are the major opponent party does exist along with other political party based at other states here in Manipur, but in the form of a multinational companies.

Politicians today have turned professional human traders and none have problem in joining any of the political party which gave them better offers - no matter in position or money.

48 years after Manipur become a full-fledged state of India, money, power, culture, identity have been completely handed over for full control to New Delhi.

Everything today is left to the mercy of New Delhi.

It is the New Delhi that decides who will ruled the state and it is them that will decide how the people will eat for survival even during the time of COVID -19 pandemic.

If one recalled, the first Indian dignitary to arrive at Imphal after annexation of Manipur on October 15, 1949, was appropriately the Governor of Asssam , Jairamdas Daulatram.

That was in the second week of June 1961. He was followed by the Commander-in-chief of the Indian Army, Generak K. Cariappa in the last week of April 1952.

Their visits were apparently to complete the spade –work for the grand appearance of India’s democrat-turned-empire builder, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Nehru, the first prime Minister of India paid his first ever visit in Manipur on October 23 and 24 of 1952.

The then Maharaja Bohhachandra of Manipur arranged a variety show programme of dance and music for the Indian dignitary which cost him Rs. 1025 and 14 annas.

Jawaharlal Nehru again visited Manipur in March 1963 accompanied by his daughter, Indira Gandhi, for a meeting with the Burmese Prime minister U Nu, at Imphal.

The then India’s Minister for Home and states, Dr K. N. Katju, also visited Manipur in the first week of Novemebr 1952, that is between the first and the second visits of Jawaharlal Nehru.

All those visits wre for consolidation of New Delhi’s power in the straregic frontier state and were motivated by the fear of possible joint insurgent movement by the Burma Communist party and armed peasants led by Hijam Irabot in Manipur.

It just took 20 years for India to reverse the phenomenon. After Manipur was annexed as a part of India dependency phobia to the people have been injected and 20 years later after Manipur became a state of India people started living on the mercy of New Delhi.

Four people who have been elected as representative of the people using their means in the electorate gambling now is in Delhi begging those at New Delhi to have mercy on them.

They want the chief minister to be replaced but they are left with no choice other than begging to those sitting at New Delhi.

It is not only the four elected representatives but also there are 8 more others who traded the voters well during election but lost everything due to greed for power and money. Of the 60 so called elected people none seem to show extreme seriousness to the suffering of the people .

People across the world are dying of COVID-19 pandemic, it is also killing the normalcy here in the state and these people do not bother.

The erstwhile sovereign kingdom, with a history of over 2000 years, today survives at the mercy of New Delhi and people unhesitatingly support the idea of living on the mercy of New Delhi.



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