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Imphal: The Inner Manipur Lok Sabha MP, Dr. Angomcha Bimol Akoijam has expressed strong criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent address in the Rajya Sabha regarding the ongoing crisis in Manipur.

MP Bimol stated that the opposition managed to pressurize Prime Minister Modi to speak on the prolonged Manipur crisis, according to an interview with a local media outlet in Manipur on Thursday. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in the Rajya Sabha on the Manipur tragedy displayed a lack of genuine concern and urgency to resolve the ongoing crisis, said the MP.

Lok Sabha MP Bimol said the Prime Minister cannot fool the public and try to convince them that peace and normalcy have been restored in the state while sidelining the hardships of more than 60,000 displaced people who are currently taking shelter at various relief camps. He emphasized that the Prime Minister’s address failed to demonstrate the needed empathy for the affected people of Manipur.

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Dr. Bimol’s remarks add to the growing discontent among opposition leaders who feel that the central government’s response to the Manipur crisis has been inadequate and disconnected from the realities on the ground.

At a press conference held at Congress Bhawan in Imphal on Thursday, CLP leader Okram Ibobi also expressed dissatisfaction with the Prime Minister’s remarks, suggesting that even the people of Manipur are likely dissatisfied. The former Manipur CM, Ibobi claimed that PM Modi addressed Manipur issue in the Rajya Sabha, not in the Lok Sabha, and did so due to pressure from the opposition. He noted that the Prime Minister’s speech lacked a roadmap or action plan for resolving the crisis and instead accused INDIA Bloc leaders of perpetuating violence.

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