BJP has pitted communities in Manipur against each other: Mamata

RRAG asks for Prez Rule in the NE state

Kolkata/Shillong, July 3 (UNI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday charged the BJP with “pitting” the communities in Manipur against each other “leading to riots”.

Referring to the widespread disturbances in the northeastern state since May 3, she said, “Today, we are witness to violence in Manipur, where the people are not being able to come out of their homes”.


“The BJP government has pitted the communities in Manipur against each other, which has led to these riots, ” the Trinamool Congress supremo alleged in a virtual address in view of the upcoming Panchayat election in the state.

Assailing the BJP, she accused it of trying to drive a wedge between communities in Northern West Bengal. “Here too, they are trying to drive a wedge between Kamatapuri and Rajbangshis,” she alleged.

She said her government has set up Kamatapuri Academy, Rajbangshi Academy and the Panchanan Barma University. “We recognise all great men from respective communities and give holidays on their anniversaries, ” the Chief Minister mentioned.

” We have also formulated laws for tribals to secure their lands. Besides this, we are giving pensions to tribals, while tribal students are getting special attention and allocation from the State, ” she informed.

Meanwhile, the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) on Monday urged the central government to impose President’s rule in strife-torn Manipur, even as it said the ethnic riots between the Meiteis and the Kukis in Manipur has turned into a “full scale civil war”, destabilising peace and security in the North East.

“The failure to bring the situation under control after the imposition of Article 355 of the Constitution on May 6, 2023 calls for the imposition of Article 356 of the Constitution to provide a government that is perceived as neutral,” RRAG Director, Suhas Chakma said.

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