Imphal: On the occasion of the 75th Foundation Day of the Communist Party of India (CPI) in Manipur, the party expressed its concerns about the state of democracy in India if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were to return to power. The event on the theme, “Protect the Territorial Integrity of Manipur”, took place at the Sangai Hall of Hotel Imphal in North AOC today. D Raja, the General Secretary of CPI and a former member of Rajya Sabha, attended the event and voiced his views.
D Raja claimed that the BJP-led government in Manipur and other states is no longer a pro-people administration. He accused the BJP-led government of implementing divide-and-rule tactics and contributing to communal disharmony and violence across the country. D Raja criticized the Chief Minister N Biren-led BJP government in Manipur for its alleged failure to convene a timely assembly session to address the ongoing crisis in Manipur. Furthermore, D Raja expressed his belief that if the BJP’s “double engine” government were to return to power, it would not be able to bring about a lasting solution to the ongoing crisis in Manipur.
Participating in the event, Dr Moirangthem Nara, the President of the CPI National Control Commission, expressed the party’s regret over the absence of the party’s founder, Jananeta Hijam Irawat, in their endeavors to establish normalcy in Manipur. He said, Hijam Irabot was a prominent political leader and a key figure in the establishment of the CPI in the region and his efforts and contributions focused on social justice, unity among different communities, and safeguarding the cultural and territorial identity of Manipur. He called upon the people of Manipur to embrace Irawat’s ideology as a means to restore peace and normalcy in the state.
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