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Sour with the present day crisis of Manipur, Veteran politician O. Joy quits BJP

‘I joined  the BJP having trust to the Ache Din of Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the Ache Din now is a turning Manipur to a war like situation, I QUIT to struggle with the people’ – O Joy

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Imphal, July 30,

Five time legislature of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Okram Joy, who had joined the BJP with hopes to bring good days of the Manipuri people today announced that he quit the party as the regime which he believe is turning the state into a war like situation by provoking  multiple issues.

The veteran politician was not the only person who left the BJP but all his colleague from the Langthabal Assembly constituency joined him and announced that the BJP Langthabal Mandal has been abolished from today, announce H. Somorendra who was the General Secretary of the Mandal in the presence of the Mandal President H. Brajamani. The decision was taken after convening a meeting yesterday, Somorendra said in a press meet held today at the residence of O Joy at Kakwa.

Speaking to media persons Joy said that the BJP of today is different from the BJP of  Vajpayee  days . Today’s BJP is the BJP of Narendra Modi and Amid Shah who has been spending more times in spreading religion than taking up developmental works.

“Sharma Prasad , the onetime BJP leader had give up his life fighting the special status granted to the Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. He was jailed for agitating against the so called special status. Why today’s BJP is working out for a special status by extending the Article 370 (A) to all the part of the North Eastern states where Nagas inhabited”,  O joy said reacting the Frame Work agreement adding that now he believed the British prediction that India will never be free even though they left.

The veteran politics is also serious to the present impasse at Manipur University which put halt all academic activities for 2 months.

“Why the government only acknowledge the issue of the Manipur University after 48 days of impasse?, Joy asked and said that even though the Manipur University is a central university every one knows that almost all the colleges under the Manipur Government have been affiliated to the University and a problem in the Manipur University will jeopardise the career of all students.

Terming the 35 member delegates headed by the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh as a timid team , Joy question Why can’t they boldly pursue the matter demanding proper investigating against the VC as it is burning the state.

“IS the VC more important than the students of the state, Is the seat of the chief Minister more than the people of the state , Is the BJP more important than the people of the ?” O Joy asked and said that as he consider the people more important and as he lost faith in the present BJP regime he quit the party.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.

1 comment

  • raj
    raj Monday, 30 July 2018 18:59 Comment Link

    Kudos. Next election you will win and probably strong contender for CM

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