IMPHAL- The entire world knows about those who are responsible for the unrest in Manipur, chief minister N Biren Singh said responding to Opposition’s attack at him alleging that he failed to maintain law and order in his state. Taking a jibe at Congress, he said ‘we are eating the poisonous fruits, seeds of which were sowed by them’.
He further laid out the causes from where the unrest took its shape today. “The ethnic clash between Kuki and Meitei (communities) continued for 2-3 years and there were losses and deaths. That is why, the Kuki members rose at that time…they were given a free run from 2005-2018, for 13 years. That is why this is happening,” he added.
Terming it a ‘politically well-planned ploy’, Singh also alleged that the opposition parties don’t try to resolve the issue since the matter was never treated at the right time.
He also said that he will make sacrifices to keep the state integrated and not allow it break into separate administrations.
The chief minister also questioned the timing of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the state and analogised that he went to the state with a ‘political agenda’.
#WATCH | On the Opposition's attack on him that he failed to maintain law & order in his state and hence should resign, Manipur CM N Biren Singh says, "…Where did these problems come from? These are deep-rooted. They are not today's problems. Those who are levelling… pic.twitter.com/nLB1o8LbrE
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“We can’t stop anyone. But the timing – it has been 40 days. Why did he not come earlier? He is a Congress leader but in what capacity was he making the visit? I don’t think the timing was right”.
“He seemed to have come with a political agenda. He came & then there was an incident in the market & BJP office was attacked. Did he come for the situation in the state or for political mileage? I don’t support the manner in which he came,” he said.