Political Rift in Manipur: Minister Sushildro and RK Imo Reacted
Over the speculation of dissension brewing in Chief Minister N Biren Singh's government, Minister Sushildro said, "The four MLAs camping in Delhi is new to BJP who doesn't understand the ideology of the party." Sushildro further alleged them to be power-hunger Politicians where those MLA's efforts will be of no use to malign the political image of the BJP government in Manipur.
Reacting to the new development, another BJP MLA, RK Imo Singh, wrote on his official Facebook account that ”we all are bound by a particular ideology/constitution of the political party we belong to. As Legislators, we have a bounded duty to work as per the programs and decisions of that government/party. One may complain and take the dispute against the leader of the government/party/minister to the appropriate authority, but not take that dispute to the media as that amounts to attract disciplinary action being taken against the complainant.”
A Facebook post of MLA Raghumani, one of the four MLAs in Delhi, reportedly said MLAs Thokchom Radheshyam Singh, Karam Shyam, Paonam Brojen, and Raghumani are in Delhi to discuss the border and development issues of Manipur.
Besides the MLAs from the valley, several BJP MLAs from the Kuki tribe are also believed to be camping in the national capital.
The trip to Delhi to meet national leaders came a day after BJP MLA Karam Shyam of Langthabal constituency had tendered his resignation on Monday from the chairmanship of Tourism Corporation Manipur Limited complaining that he had ”not been assigned any responsibility”.
Earlier, on April 8, BJP MLA Thokchom Radheshyaam of Heirok constituency had tendered his resignation from the post of Advisor to the CM citing a similar grievance.
Thokchom Radheshyam, who resigned from the Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s advisor post, has expressed dismay over the prevailing leadership and posted on his social media handle stating, “If we want transparency, whatever we do, whatever we speak, what we think in our mind and soul should be same and act upon”.
Thokchom alleged a dictator style of leadership prevailing in Manipur which has left many legislators displeased, expecting a modification in the CM or state leadership.
Meanwhile, Congress is still yet to respond to the brewing situation when we try to grasp their opinion on the present development.