Imphal, Dec 28
On the occasion of 134th Foundation Day of Indian National Congress, Manipur Pradesh Congress party punched a slashing criticism to both the BJP led government at the centre as well as in the state.
While, leader of the opposition Okram Ibobi shows serious concern over the fate of the Indian democracy and the safety of the constitution of India, Congress Working Committee member, Gaikhangam called on the people for the need of a 2nd Independence movement to free the people of the country in general and the people of Manipur in general.
“Fundamental Rights of the people have not been respected, dissents are treated as antinational and arrested anytime, India got Independence from the Colonial British and India needs another independence movement to free the people from the present regime”, Gaikhangam said while speaking at the 134th Foundation Day of Indian National Congress held at Congress Bhavan, BT road Imphal.
The Congress leader also criticized the BJP government for playing an exclusive politics while ruling the country saying that India is a land of multiethnic community with diverse culture, they cannot run the country for the sake of few people.
“There is an undeclared emergency, where any person are arrested for any criticism to the government policy and programme. Our fundamental rights – freedom of speech, right to dissent have no meaning’, Gaikhangam said. He added that where there is no voice of the people then there lies danger in democracy.
Leader of the opposition, Okram Ibobi Singh while speaking on the occasion lambasted the government over the arrest of CPI leader L. Sotinkumar.
“Where is the democracy, when political party leader like L. Sotinkumar have been arrested?” Ibobi asked.
He further said that every voice of dissents have been suppressed, media have been silenced and democracy is in grave danger.
“The Congress party will not remain as silent spectator when the constitution of India and democracy is in grave danger”, Ibobi said
Ibobi also questioned the way that the BJP led government was formed in the state of Manipur is constitutional or not.
“We are in the Single largest political party in this legislative Assembly but instead of inviting the single largest party the Governor of the state under pressure from union minister had accepted an MLA of the Congress party to join them and invited them. Is the constitution safe?” Ibobi asked.
A perfect example is the recent statement by Sharad Pawar at which he said that Maharastra is not Manipur or Goa where they can form a minority government, Ibobi said highlighting the series of event that took place during the formation of Maharashtra government.
- Published in News