Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Manipur yet and said the prime minister is committing horrific injustice to the state.
The Congress general secretary (Communications) criticism comes following Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh’s visit with Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday. Ramesh tweeted, “9 months to the day and yet no meeting with the PM who continues to maintain total silence on Manipur. The PM goes to Guwahati for a road show but cannot and will not go to Imphal. A horrific ANYAY by the PM on the people of Manipur!”
The Manipur chief minister met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday amidst fresh violence in the state. Tweeting about the visit, Singh said, “We discussed matters of paramount importance concerning our state. Rest assured, the Government of India is set to take some important decisions in the interests of the people of Manipur.”
The Congress has been criticising the prime minister for not visiting Manipur ever since ethnic violence broke out in the state.
Ethnic violence broke out in Manipur on May 3, 2023, after a tribal solidarity march was organised in the hill districts to protest against the majority Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe status. Since then over 200 people have been killed in the continuing violence.
- With PTI inputs.