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MPCC President challenges Union Minister Rijiju’s comments on Manipur Crisis

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MPCC President challenges Union Minister Rijiju’s comments on Manipur Crisis

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Imphal, Mar 8:

Keisham Meghachandra, President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), has sharply criticized Union Minister Kiren Rijiju’s recent remarks regarding the Manipur crisis.
Addressing the media, Meghachandra dismissed Rijiju’s assertion blaming both communities involved in the conflict for the crisis as unfounded. Rijiju had attributed the crisis to the people of Manipur, arguing against holding the Center responsible. He further pointed to the Manipur High Court’s verdict on the demand for ST status for the Meitei/Meetei community as the root cause.
Meghachandra pointed out that the crisis began before May 3, citing the vandalism of a public gym in Churandpur by a mob on April 28, 2023. He questioned why similar conflicts did not erupt in other hill districts like Tamenglong, Ukhrul, or Senapati during the solidarity march against the court order in May 2023. Meghachandra criticized Rijiju’s sudden statement as politically motivated and lacking substance.
Moreover, Meghachandra criticized various Union Ministers of the BJP-led government for issuing conflicting statements on the Manipur violence, accusing them of causing confusion instead of seeking solutions. He highlighted contradictory statements by the External Affairs Minister, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Minister Rijiju.
Meghachandra lamented the lack of coordination between the Center and the state in resolving the Manipur crisis, holding both accountable for their failure to address the issue effectively. He criticized the state government for its passive approach to law and order, accusing BJP Ministers of attempting to deceive the public rather than taking decisive action to control the crisis.

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