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Beware of pseudo politicians like Paolienlal: Govindas
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, February 16 2024: Works minister Govindas Konthoujam has urged the people to be aware of pseudo politicians like Paolienlal Haokip, who is himself a member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, but is playing a key role in disturbing the harmony between the various communities of the state all because of his own selfish agenda.

Denouncing the suspension pending disciplinary inquiry of a head constable of Churachandpur district police who was caught on a viral video and photo with armed Kukis, as ordered by Churachandpur SP Shivananda Surve, BJP MLA of Saikot Paolienlal Haokip, had posted on social media platform X (previously Twitter) on Thursday night, stating: "They gave away state security arms and ammunition, none suspended.

They lead mobs to burn down Kuki colonies in Imphal, no action.

Police personnel appeared in a viral video of Kuki volunteers and he got suspended? Is this a just state? Whoever supports an unjust state..." .

In response, Govindas posted on X on Friday, saying: "The above is the statement given by one Paolienlal Haokip, member of the Legislative Assembly, who recently received electoral rights in Manipur in the year 2021.We don't know where he was before.

He was elected only yesterday.

He is the main instigator of all the violence.

Even the above statement is a hate campaign to promote himself among his community.

The truth is Meetei Colonies were burnt down in Churachandpur, and after some time, all the houses and remains were grounded and levelled for other purposes.

No action was taken by the government.

No one was suspended.

A few houses were burnt in Imphal but not grounded, and they are still intact.

In fact, such leaders make the fate of Kukis, who were settled before 1961, suffer".

"This statement concerning the handling of security issues and communal violence in Manipur is deeply shocking.

It appears to be a blatant attempt to incite hate and division within communities for personal gain.

The selective enforcement of disciplinary actions highlights a grave injustice within the system.

It's evident that such leaders are exploiting societal tensions and perpetuating violence for their own political agenda, ultimately causing harm to innocent civilians and disrupting communal harmony.

It's imperative to stand against such hate campaigns and hold accountable those who manipulate public sentiment for selfish motives.

True leadership should prioritise the safety and well-being of all citizens, irrespective of their background, and work towards fostering unity and reconciliation within diverse communities.

Beware of such pseudo politicians," cautioned the works minister.


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