On Thursday, the Congress intensified its criticism of the BJP-led government in Manipur following recent violence, stating that the ruling administration has completely failed to control the situation.
The party demanded President’s Rule to be imposed in the state and also asked a series of questions to the BJP, while requesting a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the family members of the deceased.
During a press conference at the Congress headquarters, Bhakta Charan Das, the party’s Manipur in-charge, claimed that “if law and order had been in place, this would not have happened.” He also stated that over 70 people had been officially declared dead and more than 40,000 people were affected, with approximately 20,000 displaced and living in camps.
Das further criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, questioning why they had not taken any action, and calling for immediate relief measures, including treatment for the injured, safe spaces for communities, and long-term rehabilitation measures for restoring livelihoods of those displaced.
Additionally, Das demanded compensation for the family members of the deceased, as well as funds for damaged homes. In contrast, Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju expressed his condolences to the families affected in an open letter, urging community members to come together and work towards restoring peace and harmony in society.
He also pledged support and assistance to those affected by the tragic events.