BJP Manipur seeks revocation of Article 355 and transfer of power to CM Biren

Imphal: BJP Manipur Pradesh is unsure whether Article 355 is being implemented in violence-hit Manipur, and has urged the party national president JP Nadda to revoke if it is being implemented and restore full command of the unified command to the chief minister as it would re-establish full confidence and trust in the government in dealing with the prevailing situation. BJP Manipur Pradesh has submitted an 8-point memorandum to BJP national president JP Nadda, outlining various demands and requests related to the current crisis in Manipur.

The memorandum was signed by BJP state president A Sharda Devi, party vice president L Meenabanta Singh, vice president N Nimbus Singh, vice president Ch Chidananda Singh, general secretary L Deben Singh, general secretary P Premananda Meitei, general secretary K Sarathkumar Singh and party spokesperson Elangbam Johnson.

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The memorandum urges BJP national president JP Nadda to immediately restore the free flow of traffic along the two national highways of which the centre and the state should use all possible efforts to maintain traffic even to the extent of using coercive means such as arresting those unwanted elements who are now trying to create trouble along this highway immediately. 

It also demanded the immediate resettlement and rehabilitation of all the displaced persons at their original place of residence as soon as possible and also to see that they get whatever has been promised by the government in terms of compensation for the lost houses and ex-gratia for the injured & deceased persons.

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It also stated the “effective implementation of the SoO (Suspension of Operations) ground rules and any violation of these rules will be considered as an act of terrorism and should be dealt with accordingly by both centre and state to the extent that whoever violates this GR should be treated as a terrorist. To revoke Article 355 if there is anything as such imposedin the state and restore full command of the unified command to the chief minister as it would re-establish full confidence and trust in the government in dealing with the situation.”

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The notice further expressed to provide all possible help and support to release Moirangthem Anand Singh from the NIA in connection with the recent crisis in the state. To completely destroy all poppy plantations in the state and to establish a joint monitoring committee for constant vigilance watch where the members should include representatives from civil society organisations.

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“To apprise the central ministry of Home Affairs of the early completion of the campaign for biometric capture of illegal Myanmar immigrants so as to enable early implementation of NRC (National Registrar of Citizenship) in the state. To persuade prime minister Narendra to give an appointment to the joint MLAs team who are now holding up in New Delhi for the sake of the people of Manipur and to kindly consider the aspirations of the people of Manipur,” it added.

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