Rahul Gandhi Urges PM Modi to Visit violence-hit Manipur


Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to visit Manipur, listen to the violence-affected people, and offer them solace. He emphasized that the INDIA bloc is prepared to assist in any efforts that can improve the situation and restore peace in the violence-torn state.

“In this terrible tragedy in Manipur, I request the Prime Minister to come here, listen to the people, and console them. The INDIA alliance is ready to assist in every step that can improve the situation and restore peace,” the Congress leader stated in a post on X.

This appeal comes as Rahul Gandhi met with victims of the clashes at a relief camp in Moirang, Manipur’s Bishnupur district on Monday. “LoP Rahul Gandhi visits the relief camp at Phubala High School in Moirang, where he meets victims of the Manipur violence and offers support during these challenging times,” Congress posted on X.

In his address to the Rajya Sabha last week, PM Modi reaffirmed that the central government is working diligently to normalize the situation in Manipur. “The government is continuously making efforts to normalize the situation in Manipur. More than 11,000 FIRs have been registered and over 500 people have been arrested. Incidents of violence are continuously reducing in Manipur,” PM Modi said.

He added that both the central and state governments are engaging with all stakeholders to restore peace. “Today, schools, colleges, offices, and other institutions are open in the state. The central and state governments are talking to all stakeholders to restore peace,” the Prime Minister added.

Violence erupted in the northeastern state on May 3 last year following clashes during a rally organized by the All Tribals Students Union (ATSU) to protest against the demand for the inclusion of the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribe category.

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