Over Assam CM’s controversy – taking help from Kuki outfit to win polls, NPP demands clarification from BJP

Imphal, June 16: In the wake of alleged links between Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP senior leader Ram Madhav with Suspension of Operation (SoO) Kuki outfit United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF), the National People’s Party (NPP) national vice president Yumnam Joykumar on Friday said the party will be forced to have a second thought about its alliance with the  BJP-led state government.

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Briefing media at the party state office at Naoremthong in Imphal, Yumnam Joykumar said it is high time the BJP-led Manipur and Central governments review the SoO Agreement inked with Kuki militants as there is concrete proof that UKLF cadres violated ground rules by carrying out violent activities in Serou area.

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The former DGP of Manipur demanded the BJP government to give public clarification on the allegations and to address the prevailing turmoil in Manipur at the earliest. He also slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah for failing to resolve the prevailing crisis.

It may be mentioned that the chairman of UKLF had alleged in a letter to the Amit Shah that his outfit and another Kuki group rendered help to BJP candidates in winning Assembly elections.

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Over the serious alleged links, opposition leaders in Assam are demanding the resignation of Himanta Biswa Sarma for the alleged help the BJP party took from the Kuki outfit to win the 2017 state Assembly elections and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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