Manipur’s 10 opposition political parties on Friday lashed out at the BJP-led state government for attempting to retort the ongoing crisis as the failure of past governance using semantics.
“Instead of bringing the long-drawn crisis to a close, they are busy laying foundation stones and attending inaugural events. They are basically attempting to numb the people of ground reality,” the parties stated.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club on Friday, former state CPI secretary L Sotinkumar questioned the state government if they were dispensing any feasible crisis resolution measures or completely leaning on the centre’s orders.
“If they are the true leaders of Manipur, what decisions did they take during the cabinet meeting in Ukhrul or was it just a sham to fool people into thinking connectivity to hills was not all lost,” he asked.
He expressed discontentment over state BJP hurling allegations at Opposition parties for questioning BJP’s party principles and regulations.
“Out of the 10 MLAs, seven BJP MLAs are also openly advocating for separate administration. The people want to know what disciplinary action the BJP will take against the MLAs for pushing such an outrageous demand,” he said.
He stated that the government was striving hard to save face instead of dispensing amicable measures to douse the conflict.
They are misinforming the public and striving to put the responsibility of the conflict on the opposition. As far as people are concerned that will not work and is not the measure we need right now, he added.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) representative Ksh Santa stated that making false promises and claims was an inherent trait of the BJP party.
He maintained that BJP’s self defence mechanism included putting blame on others for their own failure.
“Now, the public is well aware of their tactics and political propaganda. They have used it far too often during the crisis and the people are getting sick of it,” he said.
He appealed to the state government to stop their mudslinging and instead conjure their focus on ending the suffering of the people.