New Delhi, June 20 (UNI): Blaming Chief Minister N Biren Singh for the current crisis in the state, Manipur Congress president K Meghachandra on Tuesday said the former should be removed from the post at the earliest for his government’s ‘’failure’’ to control the situation.
“Removal of the present CM Biren Singh is a must. Since he had admitted that the violence was due to the failure of law and order, and failure of the intelligence department, he should be removed immediately,” Meghachandra said, adding, “Union minister RK Ranjan Singh’s house was set on fire recently. The minister himself stated that the law and order situation in Manipur has totally failed. It is up to the BJP to decide.”
Taking a swipe at the ruling BJP, Meghachandra said, “Because of the BJP government , the clashes between these two communities (Kuki and Meitei) have happened.”
Referring to the appointment sought by the leaders of 10 ‘like-minded’ parties to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state Congress chief said, “Violence is still going on. We wanted to meet the PM. But, he declined to meet us as well as his own BJP MLAs and ministers.”
“It is very unfortunate that the PM has not spoken anything or appealed for peace in Manipur,” he said.
Meghachandra also informed that he along with leaders of the ‘’like-minded’ parties have submitted a joint memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office, highlighting the present crisis in Manipur.
“In the memorandum we are suggesting the PM to settle the problem and find a solution. I believe the PM can find out a solution immediately, if he is interested,” he stated.
In a three-page memorandum, they blamed the CM for the current crisis in the Northeastern state. “Manipur CM N Biren Singh is the architect of present ethnic violence because of his arbitrary actions. Had he taken preventive and prompt actions, the ethnic clashes could have been averted.
“While speaking as a chief guest on the observation of the Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21 at the conference hall of Old Secretariat,he (N Biren) himself admitted publicly that there was security lapses and intelligence failure on the part of the state government. He should be held solely responsible for the present crisis,” they wrote in the memorandum.