Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of abandoning the ethnic unrest in Manipur, which has seen over 50,000 displaced residents and 175 fatalities since May 3. The violence began over a High Court-proposed modification to the state’s reservation system. Where there were influential racial stresses in the state, the brutality rapidly spread. Ramesh criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party governments’ “divisive governance” and pointed to the current crisis as a result of the “double engine sarkar.” He also noted that N Biren, the chief minister of Manipur, is still in office despite BJP MLAs seeking him out. In his speech during the no-confidence vote, Modi said that the BJP pledged to address the suffering of the Manipuri people and ensure that offenders face the harshest punishment.
Manipur Violence Enters Fifth Month
Ramesh, a congressman, also pointed out that N Biren, the chief minister of Manipur, remains in charge “even though most of BJP MLAs want him to leave.”
Congress grilled PM Narendra Modi
On Wednesday, the Congress examined Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ethnic unrest in Manipur, alleging that he had “completely ditched” the region and its residents.
Jairam Ramesh’s statement
Congress General Secretary (Communications) Jairam Ramesh declared in a statement, “Never earlier has a PM dumped a state and its entire populace like now. It is a greatest condemning indictment of the BJP’s strategies and the prime minister’s objectives that Manipur reached this dire predicament just about 15 months after the BJP won a significant majority in the state.”
About Manipur Violence
Conflicts started on May 3 in Manipur over a High Court-proposed modification to the state’s reservation system. Where there were significant racial tensions in the state, the violence rapidly spread. Since then, the state witnessed over 50,000 displaced residents and at least 175 fatalities.
“Double engine sarkar: The main root of the violence in Manipur,” Ramesh
On Wednesday, Ramesh made a jab at the Bharatiya Janata Party authorities at the province and national level, claiming that the violence in Manipur started because of the “divisive governance of the alleged double engine sarkar.”
“In actuality, the situation is getting worse. Social harmony is gone. Every other day, terrible information about violent crimes comes to light. Tens of thousands are still suffering in refugee camps. Conflicts between the state police and the armed forces frequently occur,” according to Ramesh.
Questions of the Congress
Ramesh added that there are some issues to consider regarding the Manipur crisis.
# When did the prime minister last speak with the BJP chief minister of Manipur?
# When did the prime minister last interact with the Manipur BJP legislators?
# When was the most recent moment the prime minister and his Manipur-based cabinet colleague talked about the state?
# The Congressman also noted that N Biren, the chief minister of Manipur, is still in office “despite the majority of BJP MLAs seeking him out.”
What did PM Modi say in Parliament regarding Manipur?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to tackle the misery of the Manipuri populace in his remarks on August 10. “Manipur receives backing wholeheartedly from India and the Parliament,” according to Modi, and his administration remains committed to guiding the state back towards development.
“Numerous households faced hardship. The Cemetery offenses against women happened; this is inadmissible,” Modi said. “Our administration remains dedicated to ensuring offenders receive the harshest punishment possible.”
The lack of trust motion filed by Congressman Gaurav Gogoi on July 26 cited the severe wrongdoing in Manipur and the prime minister’s silence, sparking a three-day debate that ended in Modi’s speech.