Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Modi and the BJP for the Manipur violence, claiming that the PM had failed the country and remained silent on the matter. Additionally, he pushed for the dispatch of a cross-party delegation to Manipur.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday over the ongoing violence in Manipur that has lasted for more than a month. “BJP’s politics of hatred has burnt Manipur for over 40 days leaving more than a hundred people dead,” mentioned the Lok Sabha ex-MP in a tweet. Manipur has been in the news since May 3, when the All Tribal Students’ Union of Manipur (ATSUM) organised a “Tribal Solidarity March” to protest the inclusion of the majority of Meiteis on the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list.
BJP’s politics of hatred has burnt Manipur for over 40 days leaving more than a hundred people dead.
The PM has failed India and is completely silent.
An all-party delegation must be sent to the state to end this cycle of violence & restore peace.
Let’s shut this ‘Nafrat ka…
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 15, 2023
In his remarks on the subject, Rahul Gandhi said: “the PM has failed India and is completely silent.” In order to “end this cycle of violence and restore peace,” he also asked that an all-party delegation be dispatched to the conflict-torn nation. “Let’s shut this ‘Nafrat ka Bazaar’ and open a ‘Mohabbat ki Dukaan’ in every heart in Manipur,” he added. Sporadic violence has been reported from the northeastern state as ethnic confrontations between tribal Kukis and Meiteis persist, killing 100 people so far. The army and Assam Rifles intensified its “area domination” operations on Thursday, during which a mob in Imphal set at least two houses on fire.
At New Checkon in Imphal, security personnel were forced to use tear gas shells to disperse the crowd, according to news source PTI. This occurs barely one day after an altercation between unidentified criminals and locals in the Khamenlok region resulted in the deaths of nine persons and the injuries of numerous other. Notably, the security forces have ramped up their efforts following an attack on a Kuki village in the Khamenlok region, which borders the Imphal East and Kangpokpi districts, in the early hours of Wednesday.