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The political conundrum

The recent development in the N. Biren Singh lead BJP government is a serious issue. Every concern citizen of the state need to stay alert and should be ready to give constructive criticism to the present fiasco.
For the first time in the two and half year old BJP led government, the people of the state has been witnessing a political drama at which an MLA of the ruling BJP attacked to a partner LJP MLA who is holding ministerial berth ( CAF & PD) demanding NFSA rice share for the people of his constituency.
The Chief Minister’s silence to the present blame game between an MLA of his party and a Minister in his government which is from another political party speaks volumes. Every politically conscious citizen are eager to know the reason for the ongoing war of words between the two representatives of the people.
Yes, the MLAs who wanted to change the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, seems to be tight with their stand. As reported in some newspapers base on the source from the dissident MLAs they are not going to give up until the N. Biren Singh has been removed from the post of the Chief Minister.
By now as the crisis appeared in the public domain, it is difficult that they played and make the public a fools. They cannot hide that there is a cold war going on for power among the BJP MLAs. No matter how the people of the state suffer due to scarcity of water they are still fighting to get their goal. The paddy field which are supposed to start cultivation remain dry and the MLA waging war for change of the Chief Minister still stay at New Delhi enjoying five star life.
On the other hand the weakness of the chief Minister in bringing a solution to this matter is also another unfortunate for the people of the state. His remark regarding the uproar of the BJP MLAs as a family matter and telling the people that the problem will be settled soon is more like saying that “my father is not hiding under the bed”. Being the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh might have known the consequences of differences among MLAs of his party.
He had seen and witnessed some of the past government in the state crumbled due to disunity among the MLAs. So, why Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is not exercising any power to summoned all the BJP MLAs to talk over the matter for sorting out the difference?
Waiting for high command directives to solve the matter of his MLAs is a sign of incompetency. Moreover, the promises for the good governance at the time when he was sworn in as the Chief Minister is appeared to be another joke to the people as none of them can be converted into action due to the present political fiasco. Even the enquiry committee he had set up for withdrawal of Money in the PWD has been put to silence.  His announcement for reshuffle of the cabinet still could not be converted into action.
Amidst this, the show cause notice sent to the 7 Congress MLAs who had supported the BJP government by the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly seems to be adding salt to the wound.
It is alright when MLAs of political parties argued, quarrel and criticized each other if it is for the welfare of the people. But the differences among the BJP MLAs and their demand for change of N. Biren Singf from the post of Chief Minister is rather a war for power.
What worried the people is that if the kind of fight continues then the Center may not left with no other option but to impose President Rule in the state by keeping the state assembly under animated suspension. They may try to solve the crisis within 6 month and in view of the crisis there seems no way for a solution. That is the time that the state assembly will be dissolved and fresh election may held.
A waste of time, money and career of the students. And who knows some of the dissident don’t return back if a fresh election is conducted.

Last modified onTuesday, 16 July 2019 17:53
Rinku Khumukcham

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. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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