IMPHAL, September 7: BJP, Manipur Pradesh president Thounoujam Chaoba today demanded the Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi and his cabinet to tender resignations, lambasting the Congress government of remaining silent even after four days of economic blockade.
Chaoba said the Congress government has failed to take up any positive action even after four days of blockade of the highways.
Addressing a one day political conference cum mass enrolment camp of the party at Moirang INA hall today, he said the government is totally defunct.
Even the DC and the State forces at Ukhrul are provided security by the Central forces, he lamented.
This is a sign of total failure of the government, he condemned further.
The State forces sent to Ukhrul to look after the general public are holed up inside the DC complex with the central-para military forces providing them security, he said.
Ukhrul is only one district of the State, and what use is the government if it cannot control even one district, he asked.
The public should be aware that deploying the central forces in the hill districts means total failure on the part of the government, he continued.
Article 355 of the Indian Constitution which means that it is the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance has been implemented in the State, he continued.
Now very soon Article 356 which is President’s Rule will be brought to the State, Chaoba said.
BJP, national secretary (in-charge of Manipur and Nagaland) Tapir Gao said Moirang is a historic place where Netaji Subhaschandra Bose had hoisted the Tri-colour for the first time.
There is a small museum dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at present, but the party will ask the BJP led NDA government to set a bigger one here, he said.
Now, Moirang can also dream to set up a cultural academy, as it is the epi-centre of arts and culture of the State, he said.
Without peace, there can be no development in the Northeast, however, the Ibobi led Manipur government is not concern about establishing peace in the State, he said.
There are more than 44/45 underground outfits, he said before adding that the strayed youths need to be brought back to the mainstream.
The BJP has been demanding a CBI inquiry into the Rs 370 crore Loktak Lake cleaning scam even before the party came to power in the Centre, and now that the party has come to power at the Centre, the CBI will soon come to investigate, he warned.
Ibobi will one day spend time in the jail because of corruption, he declared before adding that schemes are implemented in only paper in the State, he said.
Around 3450 individuals submitted forms for primary membership today during the enrolment programme.