The Communist Party of India (CPI), Manipur State Council staged a protest rally on Friday demanding resignation of Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The rally began at the CPI Irawat Bhawan Complex and was to be held till Manipur Assembly located at Chingmeirong but was blocked at Imphal Municipality area by the police.
Volunteers of CPI, including women, voiced for the resignation of chief minister stating that it’s been over nine months since the violence brought out on May 3, 202 3 and hasn’t end yet. It is due to the irresponsible and incompetent chief minister, they stated.
During the rally, the CPI volunteers shouted, “Chief minister should resign on moral responsibility”.
Protestors stated that Union Home Minister Amit Shah should also resign from his post as he is also incompetent to protect Manipur. Many are still being killed with many displaced people still staying at relief camps. Nothing is seen to help solve the violence in the state, they stated.
The volunteers, while rallying to the Manipur Assembly, were blocked at Imphal Municipality area by the police. Angry, the protestors stated that when there was drama of resignation in the secure zone, no personnel blocked the drama.
They also questioned why the chief minister was unable to order the resignation of the security advisor when he was the one who appointed him.