New Delhi: The end of the three-month long economic blockade in Manipur has proved to be a breather for the people of the state, but the political parties have been eying the opportunity to warm up the forthcoming winter session of the Lok Sabha. It is to be noted, Manipur is set for elections next year and the BJP is keen on targeting the Centre on the economic blockade and ignorance met by the state. 

A high level delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party is set to visit the state to take note of the situation. The delegation that includes former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, Parliamentarian Prakash Javadekar and Vinay Shahasrabuddhe, will submit its report of the three-day visit to the party President Nitin Gadkari.

The extreme economic crisis in Manipur has now been included in the Opposition’s list of the issues to be raised in the upcoming winter session. Accusing the government of complete neglect of Manipur, the BJP said, the condition of the state is very poor due to the 90-day long blockade.

Party Spokesman, Prakash Javadekar said, “In spite of such a long blockade, the government slept over the matter and did not undertake any concrete steps to deal with the situation.”
He added, while only a day’s fuel is left in the state, there is a crucial shortage of basic requirements like medicines.

The party has asked the government to immediately provide the basic things to the people of the state within 24 hours. He said, “The government is behaving as if Manipur is not a part of the country. Though there is a ceasefire, but the situation is tense with no security forces in the vicinity.”

JPN/Bureau