A total of 10 political parties in Manipur, including the Congress, have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his immediate intervention to resolve the ethnic violence that has left over 110 people dead and thousands displaced in the state.
In the letter dated June 19, the Opposition parties blamed “the divide and rule politics of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state for having failed to contain the violence in Manipur”. They also termed Manipur Chief Minister as the “architect of present ethnic violence” and said the clashes could have been averted had he taken preventive measures and prompt actions.
The letter also criticized the “stoic silence of the Hon’ble prime minister” and stated that despite Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state, “peace is hard to come by”.
Aside from Congress, the letter was signed by JD(U), CPI, CPM, Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, All India Forward Bloc, Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena (UBT), Revolutionary Socialist Party.