One year of riots: ‘Modi’s ego has damaged social fabric of Manipur’, slams Kharge

More than 220 people have been killed, 60,000 people have been displaced, says Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | Kritajna Naik

Commemorating one year of Manipur violence, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ego has damaged the social fabric of a beautiful state like Manipur.

Kharge in a post on social media platform X said, “Manipur started burning exactly a year ago on May 3, 2023. Humanity perished in Manipur. The cruel combination of an apathetic Modi government and an inept BJP State government have virtually divided the state into two halves.” 

The Congress president charged “remorseless” prime minister has not set foot in Manipur as it would expose “his rank incompetency and absolute indifference”. “People of Manipur, from all communities now know how BJP made their lives miserable. People of Northeast now know that Modi government’s shameless drumbeating about so called development drowned the voices of humanity in the region,” Kharge tweeted.

“People of India now know that PM Modi and his government have no iota of sympathy for the countless lives they destroyed in Manipur. More than 220 people have been killed, 60,000 people have been displaced and thousands including women and children still continue to languish in camps with abominable conditions,” Kharge charged. 

He added, “Women were raped, paraded and horrific violence took place, but the PM kept quiet. Only after outrage, that the PM bothered to pay lip service in August 2023, which now reverberates hollow.” Paying tributes, the Congress president alleged, “Due to the BJP, normalcy and peace evades Manipur.”

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