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Manipur Congress slams exclusion of CM Biren from security meet

Minister Govindas had stated that the meeting was at an executive level, implying that the participation of  Chief Minister N Biren Singh was not required.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 22 Jun 2024, 3:34 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president K Meghachandra on Friday criticised the statement made by Minister Govindas Konthoujam regarding the high-level security meeting chaired by Amit Shah on the Manipur crisis. 

Minister Govindas had stated that the meeting was at an executive level, implying that the participation of  Chief Minister N Biren Singh was not required.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a protest at Congress Bhawan in Imphal, Meghachandra described the minister's statement as "totally baseless and immature." 

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He emphasised that the chief minister is the executive head of the state, and so are the council of ministers, making their involvement crucial in such high-level discussions.

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It is unfortunate that the chief minister was not invited to a meeting that discussed critical issues such as public health, education, and food supplies for the IDPs. 

These subjects fall under the jurisdiction of the state, and excluding the chief minister from such discussions is a violation of the Indian Constitution, Meghachandra asserted.

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He further expressed concerns about the current state of governance in Manipur, suggesting that the system is "totally paralysed." 

He pointed out a lack of coordination within the "double-engine government" stating the chief minister's duties appear to have been overtaken by the Governor of Manipur.

Highlighting what he perceives as a significant shift in administrative responsibilities, he further alleged that the BJP government is not taking the ongoing violence in Manipur seriously, which he believes is the primary reason for its continuation.

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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