Imphal, Dec 28,
Congress MLA K Ranjit, today came down heavily to the President of the All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMJWU), Brozendro Ningomba , for his letter to the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) regarding the status of Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem at which he mentioned that the journalist who has been under arbitrary detention is not a journalist. K. Ranjit however said that the seemingly apologetic statement from the leader of the highest body of the journalist is welcome and appreciate the AMWJU GB meeting resolution to rectify the letter sent.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the Chanung Multipurpose Community Hall in Khundrakpam Assembly constituency today afternoon, K Ranjit said that the kind of development in the history of Manipuri journalism is unfortunate. K Ranjit did not go on whether the viral video by Kishorechandra Wangkhem deserve NSA or not but he showed more concerned on the silencing of the media persons.
“I suspect something which should not happened among the journalists of the state happened, I am also skeptical whether the media houses will publish what I said today”, K Ranjit said hinting some kind of affiliation or leaning or say unholy relationships between some of the leaders of the Journalist fraternity.
Ranjit further lambast the BJP troller and those supporting just to get some opportunity from the government. Reacting to MLA Rajen, Ranjit said that the kind of statement is a clear indication of the MLA’s integrity as his attitude to attract the Chief Minister by speaking against those supporting Kishorechandra and the arbitrary detention of him under NSA as justified, showed how eager is the MLA to win the heart of the Chief Minister for getting some opportunity. Ranjit did not even spare K Shyam, saying that the lone LJP MLA who is enjoying a Ministerial portfolio in the BJP government now consider the journalist as a mere profession whom they can carry away anywhere anytime.
“He is worried about his cabinet seat and does not care what to speak or not about the journalists of the state”, Ranjit said.
Giving a slashing blow to the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Ranjit further said that either the Chief Minister is in position of unsound mind as he said that he did not know who is MLA Joykishan.
“We have only 60 MLAs and if the leader of the house, who is the Chief Minister of Manipur says that he don’t know MLA Khumukcham Joykishan , then the Chief Minister is in a state of unsound mind “, Ranjit said.
The inaugural function of the Chanung Multipurpose Community Hall in Khundrakpam Assembly constituency was presided by MLA Th. Lokeshwar. PCC Member P. Sharat Singh, ZP member N. Sanatomba Singh and Pradhan of Uyumpok GP Inaocha as guest of honours.