One year – now a doomsday ahead, but hopes still stir

One year – now a doomsday ahead, but hopes still stir

Written By: / Editorial / Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:48


March 15, 2019, N. Biren Singh led BJP government supported by 4 MLAs from NPF and NPP, 1 MLA from the LJP, another an Independent MLA, 8 MLAs who were defected violating the provision of the 10th Schedule of the Indian constitution will complete 1 year. As per statement of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh reported in newspaper and electronic media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit the state to join the celebration of 1 year BJP government in the state. Various aged old centrally sponsored mega projects including the aged old Mapithel Dam, Civil Secretariat among others will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister as per scheduled. The state witnesses hectic preparations for the inauguration of the aged old project. Moreover, the much awaited National Sports University will be reality after the Prime Minister lay foundation stone for construction of the infrastructures during his visit.
All is well, with the leadership of N.Biren Singh in the state. The crumbled relationships between various communities of the state have been bridged successfully. He had shrewdly proved that his government is people oriented government by organising peoples’ day every month where common people can directly expressed their grievances and moreover open access to the people to directly contact him any time using internet technology through social media. Now a survey to all the activities showed that this new government of BJP in the state is somewhat supported by many. A criticism with empty eloquence received triple the criticism she or he made from thousands of friends supported to the leadership of N. Biren Singh. On development works being taken up, he and his colleague are well prepared to defend the government.
Now what seems to be forgotten by the incumbent Chief Minister is that the country is run by rules of law. Constitution of India, one of the largest constitutions in the world makes the country as one of the largest democracy in the world.
Government institution is run under various provisions of the constitution of India. A mere mistake to understand what has been written in the constitution would amount to mockery of the democracy, which the people will not remain silence.
Senior Journalist of the Statesman Yambem Laba had well written about the fact that how the Biren led government has been violating the constitutional provisions regarding the appointment of the Parliamentary secretaries which many High courts including the Supreme Court India had declared unconstitutional.
Well, remaining silence over the merger of 8 Congress MLAs to the BJP is also in violation of the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The silence of the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly on the ground that it still have not received any complaints makes the democracy more like an autocracy where the rulers rule suppressing all that stands as obstacles.
Like this newspaper in its earlier editorial had expressed that “you can’t keep the fire cover long with the blanket” base on the famous Manipuri Proverb – “huranbagi tarani mapugi nongma”, one day the wrongs and mischievous act will be made public.
Introduction of a repealing bill for the Parliamentary secretary on the last day of the recently concluded state assembly session seems to be a deliberate attempt to save the government which is again called unconstitutional by the opposition party.
The Congress which win 28 seats in the last election but unofficially reduced to 21 has been quite for almost one year listening to all kind of hue and cry blaming their 15 years of ruled. Even the violation of 10th Scheduled by its MLAs has not been reacted. But they are now out in public as the case revolving around the appointment of Parliamentary secretaries is something which is not possible for the government to defend.
The Governor of Manipur too will not want herself a bad name and sure if this bill on the repealing of the Parliamentary Secretary act will be done consulting constitutional expert.
The Governor even though is from the background of BJP will certainly acted as per the law of the land and will certainly deny any plea for protection of the government at the cost of her career.
Better prepare to face for another election by supporting the Prime Minister’s idea of conducting the parliamentary and assembly election simultaneously in 2019. May be N. Biren singh led BJP return with more power that time.

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Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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