The Union Home Minster Rajnath Singh has targeted Manipur State Government for their failure to manage the situation. The Centre blamed the state leaders for not able to resolve the blockade at National Highway-2. This blockade has caused the breakdown of public order in the state.
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh sent a letter to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. He also asked him to “discharge the constitutional obligations with utmost promptness”.
HM Rajnath targeted CM Ibobi and also said that “maintaining law and order and essential supplies is the State’s responsibility.”
Manipur is facing huge ethnic troubles as United Naga Council has called for the economic blockade. The Naga group is protesting against the proposal of creating several new districts in the state.
This economic blockade has entered in 53rd day today.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told The Hindu that the Chief Minister was trying to create difficulties in the area. He also said that “The primary responsibility lies with the State government.”
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju also asked the state government to bring back normalcy in the state. He asked them to remove the economic blockade imposed by the Naga group on NH-2.
He also said that “There is a constitutional duty of the state government to bring back normalcy and they should ensure that there is no blockade along the highway.”
Rijiju also said that “the ground situation in Manipur continues to be worrisome and the Central government wants that law and order prevail in the state. I will talk to the state government and will try to find out a solution.”
In his letter, the Home Minister told the Manipur CM that the “State government has failed to keep the National Highway-2 open, despite the government of India’s repeated requests and making available Central police forces to assist the local police.”