Manipur Violence: Violence continues in Manipur since May 3. Everyday there are reports of attacks, arson. Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh expressed concern on Monday. The present situation in Manipur is very chaotic, he said. Biren Singh’s remarks came after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday. The Center had called an all-party meeting on May 24 to discuss the ongoing violence in the BJP-ruled state. Next Biren Singh had a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah.
Biren Singh told reporters that the immediate endeavor of Union Home Minister Amit Shah is to restore peace and normalcy in Manipur. He expressed concern over the changing nature of violence in the state. He said that initially the violence was highly political and sensitive, but we cannot say what is happening now. The situation is very chaotic. The CM said, he had briefed Shah about the situation in Manipur.
#WATCH | We met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take his advice to restore normalcy in Manipur. Opposition will always seek CM’s resignation, it is natural for Congress, nothing to say: Manipur CM N Biren Singh (25.06) pic.twitter.com/3TzNLyAtVm
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Shah raised the issue of attacks on the properties of ministers
Biren Singh said Shah asked him about the ongoing arson and damage to government properties. He raised issues such as attacks on the house of Union Minister of State for External Affairs RK Ranjan Singh and the residence of Minister of State Sushilo Meitei and obstruction in the movement of security forces. He has assured that the Central Government will take all possible steps to bring back normalcy in Manipur.
The Manipur chief minister also said that he has submitted a report to Shah on the steps taken by the state government to restore normalcy.
‘It is natural to ask for my resignation… nothing to say’
The all-party meeting on Saturday concluded with opposition leaders demanding Biren Singh’s removal. Because he believed that it was impossible to restore peace under his leadership. Singh dismissed the concerns raised by opposition parties as mere ‘politics’ and instead insisted on ‘working together’.
He said that the opposition will always demand the resignation of the CM, it is natural for the Congress. I do not say nothing. He said that it is time for all the stakeholders, civic bodies, legislators and political leaders to sit together and identify the areas where all should work.
Manoj Jha’s demand- Opposition should be sent to Manipur
Several opposition leaders, including Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha, spoke to the media after the all-party meeting and objected to Biren Singh’s role in handling the Manipur crisis. Jha told reporters that the opposition emphasized that Manipur needed a face that was united and not divided. Opposition leaders also demanded that an all-party delegation be sent to Manipur.
The Trinamool Congress also issued a statement. TMC criticized the Modi government and asked whether it was trying to turn Manipur into Kashmir.
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