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Shiv Sena alleges BJP of violating COVID-19 guidelines

Chief ministers of Nagaland and Meghalaya are pressing to repeal AFSPA. Likewise, Manipur CM N Biren Singh who had also raised voices earlier against AFSPA must again react boldly against AFSPA now, Manipur Shiv Sena president M Tombi said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 10 Dec 2021, 7:37 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)

(PHOTO: IFP)

 

Manipur Shiv Sena president M Tombi has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is violating the Covid guidelines issued by the BJP-led coalition government, and warned that half of the state population will fall victim to Covid-19 if timely precautions are not taken at the end of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly election.

He was speaking in a press conference held at its state party office located at Babupara, Imphal on Friday.

He said the BJP should follow the Covid guidelines issued by the present BJP-led government but instead of following the guidelines various functions are being organised at state BJP office, by violating the guidelines.

“The pandemic should not be interpreted as a festival. Each person, including BJP members, should be aware that if proper precautionary measures are not taken in time, then a large number of the population of the state may fall victim to the new variant of COVID-19 which is on its way,” said Tombi.

Concerning the ongoing demands to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1957 several incidents had taken place in Manipur but no other Northeastern states extended their support during that time, he said. However, he appreciated that the various civil organisations of the state started reacting against the recent incident at Mon district, Nagaland and urging to repeal AFSPA.

Chief ministers of Nagaland and Meghalaya boldly condemned the act and are pressing to repeal AFSPA, he said. Likewise, Chief Minister N Biren Singh who had also raised voices earlier against AFSPA should again react boldly against AFSPA now, he added.

He further said the people of the state had been alleging that there was a worst situation in Manipur during the term of the previous Congress government. It should be noted that the then Congress government had taken initiatives to repeal AFSPA from seven assembly segments of the state, and the present government is not able to take further steps against AFSPA, Tombi added.

He said State Shiv Sena demands for a government that can take necessary steps to completely repeal AFSPA from the state in the upcoming election.

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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