The crew of Opposition MPs would go to a number of reduction camps to satisfy victims of the ethnic clashes throughout their two-day go to starting Saturday.
Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned right here on Saturday that the ethnic battle in Manipur was sullying India’s picture, and all events should attempt to discover a peaceable answer to finish it. A delegation of 21 MPs from the opposition bloc INDIA reached Imphal earlier in the day to evaluate the bottom state of affairs in the ethnic strife-torn state.
The crew of Opposition MPs would go to a number of reduction camps to satisfy victims of the ethnic clashes throughout their two-day go to starting Saturday. “We have come here to meet victims of ethnic clashes and understand the problem. We want the end of violence and the restoration of peace at the earliest…The entire world is watching what is going on in Manipur,” Chowdhury instructed PTI.
He additionally mentioned, “The ethnic clashes have damaged the image of Manipur, the northeast region and India as a whole. We all have to try for a peaceful solution. We are here not to do any politics.” The MPs reached Imphal by a industrial flight from Delhi.
After their arrival right here, the delegation went to Churachandpur, the place contemporary violence has taken place, to satisfy victims from the Kuki neighborhood in the reduction camps there. “From Imphal, they took a chopper to Churachandpur due to security issues. As only one helicopter is available, the members of the delegation were divided into two teams, and the chopper would make two trips to ferry them,” a safety official instructed PTI.
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One crew, comprising Chowdhury, the Congress chief in the Lok Sabha, and others, departed for Churachandpur first to go to the reduction camp arrange on the Boys Hostel of Churachandpur College. Another crew, comprising Congress’ deputy chief in the Lok Sabha Gaurav Gogoi and others, went to go to a reduction camp at Don Bosco School in Churachandpur, a supply in the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) mentioned.
Asked concerning the BJP’s allegations of politicisation of the Manipur challenge, Gogoi mentioned, “We would have been very happy to be a part of an all-party delegation led by the prime minister. But he is completely missing from the scene. He has not uttered a single word about Manipur in Parliament.” “The NDA is completely missing from the scene, but INDIA is present. INDIA stands with the people of Manipur. We will do everything possible to bring peace to the state,” he instructed PTI.
Congress MP from Kerala, Okay Suresh, who can also be a part of the delegation, alleged that the Centre and the Manipur authorities have “badly handled” the state of affairs. “We have come here to assess the ground situation and meet victims of violence. After we return to Delhi, we will raise various issues, based on our observations here, in Parliament and will seek the Centre’s attention on such issues,” he instructed PTI. The Congress MP additionally alleged that the BJP is “indulging in polarisation and has supported” one of many two warring communities.
“It is a problem created by the BJP to secure its political future in the state. The BJP has been trying to divide people on the basis of caste, religion and language,” he claimed. After returning to Imphal, the crew led by Chowdhury would go to a reduction camp at Moirang College in Bishnupur district by highway to satisfy victims from the Meitei neighborhood, the supply in the MPCC mentioned.
The different crew of opposition MPs will go to the Ideal Girl’s College reduction camp at Akampat in Imphal East district and can go to one other camp at Lamboikhongangkhong in Imphal West. On Sunday morning, the delegation of opposition MPs will meet Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhawan right here to debate the continuing state of affairs and doable measures to convey peace in Manipur on the earliest, the MPCC official mentioned.
The crew is scheduled to return to the nationwide capital on Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the go to, Gogoi had, in Delhi, referred to as for an inquiry led by a retired Supreme Court decide into the continuing ethnic clashes between the 2 communities in Manipur.
Besides Chowdhury and Gogoi, the delegation will embody TMC’s Sushmita Dev, JMM’s Mahua Maji, DMK’s Kanimozhi, Jayant Chaudhary of RLD, Manoj Kumar Jha of RJD, N Okay Premachandran of RSP, JD(U) chief Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh, Aneel Prasad Hegde (JD-U), CPI’s P Sandosh Kumar and CPI(M)’s A A Rahim amongst others.
“The people in this beautiful state are suffering for the last three months and nobody from the government has come to listen to their grievances other than the opposition leaders. Today we have come here not to say anything, but only to listen to them. We feel their pain and that’s why we are here,” RJD’s Manoj Kumar Jha instructed PTI.
DMK’s Kanimozhi mentioned the MPs from the opposition bloc INDIA would hear the folks’s voices from each communities. “They are in distress and the central government has failed to resolve their problem. With the findings from our visit to the relief camps, we will meet the governor tomorrow morning and discuss the issues. We will then take our findings to Delhi and decide our future strategies accordingly,” the DMK chief mentioned.
Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray Faction) Arvind Sawant) MP Arvind Sawant accused the PM of being silent on the Manipur challenge in Parliament. “We want him to speak in Parliament, but not a single word has been said by him,” he alleged.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur alleged that the go to of members of the opposition bloc INDIA to Manipur was a “mere show-off”. After arriving at Kolkata on Saturday morning, the senior BJP chief alleged that when Manipur used to burn beneath earlier governments, these visiting the northeastern state now didn’t utter a single phrase in Parliament then.
“When Manipur used to remain shut for months, they had not spoken a word,” he mentioned. Thakur mentioned that when the delegation returns from Manipur, the members of the crew “will not allow Parliament to function”.
More than 160 folks misplaced their lives and many individuals have been injured since ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur on May 3, after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts to protest towards the Meitei neighborhood’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) standing.
Meiteis account for about 53 per cent of Manipur’s inhabitants and stay principally in the Imphal Valley. Tribals — Nagas and Kukis — represent one other 40 per cent of the inhabitants and reside in the hill districts.