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Revolt by dissidents is a lesson for CM N. Biren Singh

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Political crisis erupted in the N. Biren Singh Ministry after dissidents revolted for his replacement can be assumed as a timely intervention to the running of the government to make the Chief Minister realize that he is not supreme to decide and act anything in the democratic form of government. 
The crisis will be resolved soon as the crisis is an internal issue. Government Spokesperson Th. Radheshyam has rightly stated. Political observers too are of the view that the matter will be settled soon. Now, it is certain that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh would have regretted for giving more priority to some of his near and dear one other than giving more priority to his BJP colleagues. On the other hand, N. Biren Singh stern decision to remove the key portfolios from BJP legislator Th. Bishwajit and  Yumnam Joykumar of NPP also give an indications to all the Ministers that they the Ministers too are not above the law and there is always someone that can blow them at time of needs. 
As someone has rightly pointed out that every elected persons want to become Ministers and every ministers dreamt of becoming Chief Minister, it is natural that sometime crisis evolved and decedents revolt with hopes to get a Ministerial berth if in case the leadership is changed.
Revolt by  dissidents against their leadership and demand for replacement of Chief Minister is not new in the state of Manipur. During SPF-2 government, When Okram Ibobi of the Congress party was the Chief Minister, large number of Congress MLAs revolted against him for change of the legislature Wing legislature. A Congress Party being one of the largest political party which was in power in the center, the Congress MLAs of that time camp at New Delhi and lobbied all AICC leaders for removal of Okram Ibobi Singh from the post of Chief Minister and to replace him by someone. The only weak point of the decedent MLAs of that time was that even though the number was okayed, the decedents did not proposed any Congress Legislators who would be replacing the Chief Minister Okram Ibobi. The political crisis that time too had also hampered all developmental works in the state. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi who have the blessing of the AICC leaders of that time took no time to settle the matter. 
If one take a close look on the political crisis of that time one can easily speculated that, the present crisis in N. Biren Singh led government will be resolved soon. Reason, the decedents did not mention or propose any name that will replace N. Biren Singh. Circumstances happened those days suggested that the Center will have no choice but to keep N. Biren Singh as the Chief Minister. May be the BJP central leaders may direct him to be cautious in dealing with the Ministers and BJP MLAs. 
If one remembered, it was in the SPF-3 term that one prominent MLA of the Congress Party was defeated. He was one of the leader of the decedent MLAs. 
Point wanted to bring to the notice of all the legistors revolting against the Chief Minister is that – everything may be settled with the interference of the BJP central leaders but the one who get moral defeat may be a victim of politics. After all, it is just 2 years and half month that next election of the Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held.
As always mention by this newspaper – all is fair in war and love and in politics strategy to strengthen his or her position is also a fair game. 
Meanwhile, rivalry between legislators ruling the government will only bring catastrophe to the people of the state.


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