Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh remained evasive on the question of resignation along with his ruling MLAs, emphasising that his government is poised to formulate a concrete plan of action to address the escalating crisis.
Information circulating on social media about Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his ruling MLAs contemplating resignation have sparked widespread speculation.
A marathon meeting of legislators convened on Saturday night to deliberate on the situation in Manipur was said to be set to extend into Sunday.
The chief minister, while speaking to the media on the sidelines of the observance of Statehood Day at 1st MR Ground in Imphal, expressed the gravity of the situation, stating, “We will be taking a concrete decision as we have to protect our people and the state.”
Despite the urgency of the matter, CM Biren refrained from confirming or denying resignation, citing the need to avoid impulsive decisions driven by emotions.
“If we resign, what will happen? If needed, we will resign. Our main concern is the public; people’s lives matter,” he remarked, stressing the government’s commitment to the welfare of the citizens.
Highlighting the importance of a well-thought-out and positive plan of action for the sake of future generations, he stressed the crucial aspect of handing over the situation responsibly.
“We may resign or not, but we are serious,” the chief minister added, indicating the gravity of the situation that the government is grappling with.