Manipur today is in dire strait once more with no custodian to look into the affairs of the public. The incumbent Chief Minister who always came forward to look into the problem of the people and who also tried his level best to look into the grievances of the people now is busy trying to protect his seat. The Cabinet colleagues who had dedicated their service for the poor in the last two years are seen nowhere in the state when people of the state need them. The MLA whom the people had elected remains silence except for one – Khumukcham Joykishan, to voice for the people, when a minor girl was mysteriously died in her hostel room. At present the farmers are shedding tears worrying their future due to scarcity of water. The daily wage earner , labourers who live on by mining sand and stones from the river bed now came to the street disturbing normalcy after the High Court had imposed banned on the mining of sand from the river bed. At this crucial time when people across the state are facing multiple problems, the government is equivalent to defunct as the ruling BJP MLAs are now busy fighting for power. Not only the BJP MLAs but also the Congress MLAs who are in the opposition also remain quite for reason best known to them. As stated earlier except for Congress MLA Khumukcham Joyishan, almost all MLAs, Ministers and even the Chief Minister are leaving the people of the state at their own to face the multiple problems of suspicious dead, drought like situation and cry of sections of people including teachers, surrendered militants among others.
Now, the prolonged unsettled issue of the NSCN-IM, is nearing solution and the BJP government will someday introduce the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), besides , it is likely that certain agenda of the BJP to make India a one nation and one religion country may also take up as the BJP led NDA government at the center is strong, very strong that they can now do anything like passing of the Bill to make the country strong but which hurts sentiment of many people from state like Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. No one can say when will this things happen that has the potential of burning the state but the way the ruling BJP MLAs keep continuing the fight for power and the taking up of the pending disqualification case of some congress MLAs who joined the BJP is a worrying factors for the people. It is likely that if the situation continues the center may have no other option but to kept the state Assembly under animated suspension and impose president rule.
Once president rule is imposed, the legitimate platform which could oppose any move of the center that could spark mass protest will no longer available. The only means will be going out in the street and shout like wild dog where any person could be hit by the merciless bullets of the Security Force.
The representatives who are putting a grinding halt to the functioning of the government should know that people of today are no fool in this age of high tech information technology. People know what you people are playing and for what at the cost of the live of the people of the state.