Manipur BJP has asked the Centre to revoke Article 355 from the state and strictly enforce the ground rules of Suspension of Operations (SoO) signed with the armed Kuki groups.
In a letter despatched to the BJP national president by state president A Sarda Devi and top leaders of the state unit on Saturday called the attention of the party to the more than four months of unrest in the state.
It said, people’s anger is now being directed towards the government led by the party. The letter also sought an audience with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also to the joint MLAs team now camping in New Delhi.
The letter stated that the current unrest has almost crossed four months from May 3, 2023 till today and the general public is facing acute difficulties in their day-to-day life during this period.
“Our party at the state level is also playing a major crucial role in coping up with the new development in this crisis. Public anger and protest are now slowly turning the tide, putting the sole onus of this prolonged disturbances solely into the failure of the government in dealing with the situation” stated the letter of BJP Manipur unit.
They asked president JP Nadda to apprise the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for the early completion of the campaign for biometric capturing of illegal Myanmar’s immigrants so as to enable early implementation of NRC (National Registrar of Citizenship) in the state.
The Manipur BJP urged for immediate restore free flow of traffic along the two national highways of which the Centre and the state should use all possible efforts to maintain the traffic even to the extent of using coercive means such as arresting those unwanted elements who are now trying to create trouble along this highway immediately.
“Immediate resettlement and rehabilitation of all the displaced persons at their original place of residence as soon as possible and also to see that they get whatever that has been promised by the government in terms of compensation for the lost houses and ex-gratia for the injured and deceased persons”, the letter states.
The state leaders demanded effective implementation of the SoO (Suspension of Operations) ground rules and any violation of the rules should be considered as an act of terrorism and should be dealt with accordingly by both Centre and state to the extent that whoever violates the ground rules should be treated as terrorist.
They also demanded immediate revocation of Article 355 if it is in force presently and to restore full command of the unified command to the Chief Minister as it would re-establish full confidence and trust to the government in dealing with the situation.
They urged all possible help and support to release Moirangthem Anand Singh by the NIA in connection with the recent crisis in the state.
The letter also emphasized on complete destruction of all poppy plantations in the state and for this to establish a joint monitoring committee for constant vigilance in which representatives from the civil society organisations is included.