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K Vanlalvena demands removal of Manipur CM

“If I were Union Home Minister, I would have quelled Manipur unrest within a month”

Aizawl: In the wake of the prolonged violence in Manipur, K Vanlalvena, the lone Rajya Sabha representative from Mizoram, has called on the four Union Home Ministers to take responsibility and resign if they are unable to quell the unrest in the northeastern state.

Taking to his Twitter account, Vanlalvena expressed his concerns, stating, “If the four Hon’ble Union Home Ministers could not stop Manipur violence, it may be better to submit their resignation to the Hon’ble Prime Minister.”

Talking to Zoram Chronicle, the MP clarified that his demand for resignation stemmed from the continuous bloodshed in Manipur, and he believes that Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with the three Ministers of State for Home – Nityanand Rai, Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Nisith Pramanick, should accept moral responsibility for the situation.

“If I were the Union Home Minister, I would have put an end to the violence in Manipur within a month,” the MP said, adding, “I wish that India have a Home Minister who sincerely wants to stop the violence in Manipur which have caused so many deaths and sufferings.”

If the four Home Ministers cannot stop the violence, they should take responsibility and quit, he said.

He further accused both the central and Manipur state governments of not empowering the army, paramilitary forces, and central armed police force (CAPF) to take action against the Meitei militants and miscreants responsible for attacking the Kuki-Zo tribal communities.

Demanding the removal of Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and the imposition of President’s Rule in the state, the MP believes that such steps would enable the central government to make earnest efforts to quell the violence.

Vanlalvena submitted a request for an adjournment motion to Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar, seeking a discussion on the Manipur situation in the Parliament on Monday.

In his letter to Dhankar, he highlighted the alarming statistics, with over 140 people killed, more than 5,000 homes burned, and over 300 Christian churches destroyed. Additionally, more than 50,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring states due to the violence.

“The violence persists, and even members of my own Mizo ethnic group have suffered atrocities, with women and children being raped and tortured,” lamented the concerned MP.

In a recent display of protest, both Vanlalvena and the lone Lok Sabha member from Mizoram, C. Lalrosanga, chose to skip the 5 PM meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) held on Thursday. The two Mizo MPs expressed their dissatisfaction with the NDA’s reluctance to address the Manipur issue in Parliament.

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