INDIA. Manipur: 21 MPs from various Opposition parties visited the violence-hit state of Manipur for a two-day visit to assess the ground situation.
The delegation includes prominent figures like Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Gaurav Gogoi of Congress, Sushmita Dev of Trinamool, Kanimozhi of DMK, Manoj Kumar Jha of RJD, and Rajiv Ranjan Singh of JDU.
According to sources, the MPs will land in Imphal and then take a chopper to Churachandpur, where they will meet with Kuki tribe leaders, civil society representatives, and women groups.
They will also visit the relief camps to meet the victims of the violence before returning to Imphal to meet members of the Meitei community.
The situation in Manipur has led to a no-confidence motion in the Upper House, which the central government is set to face. The Lok Sabha Speaker has accepted the motion but is yet to decide on a date for the no-trust vote.
Gaurav Gogoi, Congress MP, expressed concern over the weak law and order situation in Manipur and criticized the Prime Minister for not addressing the tensions in the region.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also questioned the government’s inaction and accused them of politicizing the issue.
RJD MP Manoj Jha highlighted their intention to understand the collective pain of the people of Manipur and present it sensitively when the PM comes to Parliament.
The visit aims to shed light on the situation in the state and bring attention to the concerns of its people.