INDIA MPs leave for 2-day visit to Manipur, will assess ground situationtext_fields
New Delhi: 21 MPs from 16 parties of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) on Saturday embarked on a two-day visit to the strife-torn Manipur to assess the ground situation.
"We are going to Manipur and we will split into two groups and visit the relief camps. We urge them not to stop us as we want to assess the situation there," Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said.
"The government should try to restore peace there that is our motto," Chowdhury added.
"It is the ethnic clashes that the whole world is talking about and the government should not try to divert the issue by comparing it to a law-and-order issue. The seriousness of the situation in Manipur should not be ignored by the government."
He also urged the government not to do politics on this issue.
"Till now, the Prime Minister has not even tried to visit Manipur. Today, after a jolt from the Opposition, the Centre has woken up."
Also hitting back at the Prime Minister, Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi said, "Law and order situation has collapsed in Manipur, but for some reason, the Prime Minister cannot see the tensions."
With inputs from IANS