INDIA. Mizoram: In a recent development, C. Lalrosanga, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Mizoram National Front (MNF), a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has strongly criticized the ruling party in Manipur for their handling of the ongoing violence issue. The MP demanded an immediate resignation from Chief Minister Biren Singh or called for imposing President’s rule in the state. In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, MNF’s C. Lalrosanga secured the sole parliamentary seat in Mizoram.
During a media interaction, Lalrosanga expressed his disappointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking timely action in response to the Manipur violence, particularly regarding the shocking incident of two naked girls being paraded mercilessly. He emphasized that the PM should have addressed the root cause of the problem and spoken out earlier on connected issues as he had done in other unfortunate incidents across the country.
Speaking about the situation in Manipur, Lalrosanga highlighted that the state is currently in a precarious state with the situation seemingly out of control since the outbreak of violence. Despite attempts to portray it as peaceful, the MP asserted that Manipur is far from being peaceful. He stressed the need for decisive and stern action to bring the situation under control.
As an alliance partner of the BJP (NDA), he expressed his concern that the state government, despite being led by the BJP, has failed to contain the violence or provide a viable solution. Lalrosanga urged for drastic measures, including the resignation of the Chief Minister or the imposition of President’s rule.
It is worth noting that Lalrosanga had submitted an adjournment motion on the matter, but it has not been brought up for discussion yet.
The recent violence in Manipur erupted between the tribal Kuki and non-tribal Meitei communities during the ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ held on May 3, opposing the inclusion of Meiteis in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category. The clashes have resulted in the loss of over 157 lives and have deeply affected more than 50,000 people. The incident of a Kuki woman’s naked parade became a subject of national discussion due to a viral video.