In a recent Parliamentary session speech lasting over two hours, Prime Minister Modi briefly addressed the situation in Manipur, sparking criticism from the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) for failing to present a comprehensive strategy to restore peace in the region.
The MPCC alleged that PM Modi's speech indirectly points towards the double engine government as the source of the ongoing violence in Manipur. Speaking at the Congress Bhawan in Imphal, MPCC president K Meghachandra denounced Modi's speech as "diversionary and politicised."
He asserted that PM Modi's focus on unrelated issues such as past incidents like the bomb blast at the ISKCON Temple and INA complex, the burning of the state library, and the alleged failure to sing the national anthem in Manipur schools, only serves to deflect attention from the urgent matters at hand.
Meghachandra went on to express that had the No Confidence Motion not been brought forward by the opposition, PM Modi might not have mentioned Manipur at all.
He suggested that this parliamentary move has unveiled a hidden agenda of the BJP government, which the MPCC claims was attempting to confuse reality for potential electoral and economic gains.
The MPCC president further questioned the central government's decision to deny any MP from Manipur an opportunity to address the ongoing unrest in the state.
Also criticising the silence of the four MPs from Manipur, Meghachandra placed this with the proactive stance taken by Assam MP Gaurav Gogoi, who raised concerns about Manipur in Parliament.
Meghachandra also challenged the intentions of Manipur MPs, including Union MoS RK Rajan, asking whether they are being stifled by the central government, or if they are simply choosing to remain silent due to fear or other reasons.