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The crisis continues; BJP’s image in serious trouble

The first year of BJP led N. Biren Singh government gave  hope to the people of the state. Prolonged bandh, general strikes, school shut down, street protest were considered history and promises for development showed sign of relieve and hopes of the future generation enthralled every citizen of the state. The obstacles face by the students due to the disturbances from sections of society was also put in the archive when N. Biren Singh Government comes to powers.

Perhaps it was not N. Biren Singh which has engraved so much faith in the new government, but the well discipline structures of the BJP party that had made people believe that Manipur will see changes.

Two and half years have almost completed the picture of the government which the people had so much trust when it comes to power is lost. The similar regalia in the running of the government returns. Earlier, it was the issue of the anger of the peoples belonging to various groups. Now the issue is in the party itself that is ruling the government. The political instability happening in the state due to indifferences among the MLAs of the BJP is indeed an unfortunate event that maligns the image of the BJP which is considered as the most disciplined political party in the country. Prime Minister  Narendra Modi, National President Amid Shah,all are dedicated party man who always work to strengthen the BJP. Many strong men of the BJP who were capable of becoming Prime Minister and who had been in the parliament for over two three terms never question to the leader appointed by them. In politics everything happened and it is natural that there at be differences among the BJP MPs either in Parliament or in any of the state. But such indifferences and fight never comes in the public domain.

The crisis among two groups of BJP MLAs which is leading the state, perhaps is the first of its kind in the annals of BJP.

When one took a deeper look and analyzed the situation, one can easily noted that there is something wrong in the organization of the Manipur Pradesh BJP. President of the Party seems to forget that he is the sole person who is responsible for controlling the BJP MLAs. And that he should not be bias and sided with any group as he is the leader.

Why K Bhabananda, who is the president of the BJP Manipur Pradesh fails to initiate any measures to end the nearly two month old political crisis? Reason- K. Bhabananda seems to have committee a mistake by siding with another group.

As the president of the BJP Manipur Pradesh is incompetent to handle the presence chaotic state of the BJP MLAs, center should think of replacing someone who can summon both the conflicting group and settled it. Or if the center think the matter is state issue K Bhabananda , the president should be advice to act and solve the issue without favouring any of the conflicting parties.

What is disturbing is that after two and half years of BJP led government, people now face bandh called, minor girls died in hostel room of private schools or boarding which do not follow any regulations formed by MARC for running of hostels. Many married lady are thrown out by their in-laws leaving them helpless. Many married men are encouraged to marry two or three wives. Young girls are found murdered and the person who exposed the Indo-Myanmar border has been put in jail on other alleged charges of corruption. What surprised the people is – Why only ex-DC of Tengnoupal, why not those who were directly or indirectly involved in the appointments of 18 contract staffs of a MIFH project as gazetted officers in the horticulture department violating the rules and regulations of the Manipur Public Service Commission.

After 2 years, the N. Biren Singh government seems to be no different from the earlier government. And this is the most unfortunate part of not only BJP but also the people of Manipur as well.

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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