Manipur Violence Himanta Biswa Sarma Hits Back Congress Says Party Should Look Back | Manipur Violence: ‘Congress should look back a bit’, CM Sarma said on Manipur

By Neha Bhardwaj July 22, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma On Manipur Violence: Ever since the video of the incident of two women being paraded naked in Manipur surfaced, there has been a ruckus between the opposition parties and the central government. Questions are constantly being raised by the Congress on the silence of PM Modi.

Now once again, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has targeted the Congress fiercely on this issue. He said, “Congress is suddenly showing extreme interest in Manipur. It is necessary for the party to look back and see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s response to similar crises in the state.”

Assam CM accuses Congress

Himanta Biswa said, “The duplicity of the party is worrying. Manipur had become the blockade capital of the country during the UPA regime. Between 2010 and 2017, when the Congress ruled the state, blockades ranged from 30 days to 139 days every year.”

‘When Manipur was burning in 2011’

He said, “During each of these blockades, the prices of petrol and LPG had increased from Rs 240 to Rs 1,900 per litre. 2011 was one of the worst blockades in Manipur lasting more than 120 days. In 2011, when Manipur was burning, the then Prime Minister and UPA chairman did not utter a word in those 123 days. He was busy bailing out private companies.”

Old caste conflicts will be resolved soon

Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “It will take time to rectify the fault-lines created by 7 decades of misrule. There has been tremendous improvement in the social fabric of Manipur since 2014. This process of resolving the decades-old ethnic conflicts will be completed soon.”

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