Arranging tight security arrangement for almost all Ministers, MLAs of the ruling government headed by the BJP; ordering government staffs to remain in the office so as to protect from agitators; dispersing democratic protest by even firing tear gas and mock bomb to the lady protestors and deploying large number of security force to suppress the people’s movement against the Contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is not going help from burning the state. Peoples’ angers has crossed beyond limit and the mothers of the state who always stood forward in every movement of the state now stands firm to fight tooth and nail if the Bill is passed. Those who were with the government even pour out their anger against the ruling Chief Minister over failure to address his government’s commitment to the passing of the Bill.
It is just today that we will see no bloods in the street but tomorrow the state may witness bloods running in the street if the contentious Bill is placed at the Rajya Sabha and passed if the SP and BSP abstained from voting.
Addition of a clause, granting of the Manipur Peoples’ Bill is not going to help in convincing the people from the stand against the Bill. The only way that Mr. Chief Minister, the one time friends of the people could return to his position as peoples’ leader is by sacrificing his position in the BJP and joint hands with the people. Resigning from a political party and joining to another or forming another political party is not new. It was already witnessed by the people of the state on how the late Chief Minister of Manipur Wahengbam Nipamacha defected from a National Party and formed the MSCP and become the Chief Minister.
Don’t worry, if you joined the people you will remain as the leader always. After all you were elected as DRPP candidate then after joining the congress you were elected again and after leaving the Congress and joined the BJP you were again elected. It was not the political party that you are chosen as the leader of the people but it was your good work that people have trust in you.
This is democracy, join the people and be our leader again.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.