Imphal, May 19: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has accused the government of not doing enough to restore normalcy in Manipur. The AICC also questioned the alleged “silence of central leaders and the Prime Minister” on the Manipur situation.
AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik and other AICC leaders are in Manipur currently studying the situation.
Talking to the media here, Mukul Wasnik said that there is no visible effort from the government to restore normalcy in the state. He alleged that the Prime Minister and the Union Home minister are maintaining silence on the prevailing situation of Manipur. The AICC leader however said, “We do not want to politicize the situation but we will continue to point out shortcomings of the government”.
According to Mukul Wasnik, the Congress party is extremely concerned about the Manipur situation. “So, we felt there is a necessity to visit the state,” he added.
Mukul then said that they also came here to meet the victims of the violent incidents and work for restoration of normalcy.
It can be noted here that a team of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had gone to New Delhi a few days ago to meet the AICC leaders on the prevailing situation of Manipur. The MPCC team was led by its president K Meghachandra and former chief minister O Ibobi Singh. They reportedly met AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge and other AICC leaders. The meeting reportedly decided to form a “high level committee” of the AICC comprising Mukul Wasnik, Bhakta Charan Das, Ajoy Kumar and Sudip Roy Barman. The team has been in Manipur since Thursday.
In another news, the Manipur government allegedly prevented the visit of the three member Congress Fact-Finding team which include Mukul Wasnik, former MP Ajoy Kumar, and party MLA Sudip Roy Barman to internally review displaced people both in the hills and valley.
Congress President and leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge has constituted a three-member Fact-Finding team to visit Manipur, to ascertain the causes of widespread violence in the state and evaluate its extent, in coordination with the All India Congress Committee (AICC) incharge of Manipur, PCC President and CLP Leader, with immediate effect, a press release issued by the party on Tuesday said.