Alleges that the law and order situation in the State is deteriorating

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of the Okram Ibobi Singh-led Congress government and declaration of emergency in Manipur to “save the State and its people from deteriorating law and order situation, protect their fundamental rights and prevent siphoning of developmental fund to the coffers of insurgent outfits.”

BJP's northeast zonal organising secretary P. Chandrasekhar Rao said: “The situation in Manipur is very serious and highly alarming. The law-and-order situation is deteriorating day by day, constitutional machinery has broken down and fundamental rights of the common man were violated under the Okram Ibobi Singh-led government. The Centre should immediately dismiss the State government.

Hails decision

The BJP leader, however, backed the decision of the State government of not allowing the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to visit his native village Somdal in Uhrul district of Manipur. “There was no problem in Mr. Muivah's visit. But his agenda of bifurcating Manipur is not acceptable to the people of Manipur and the BJP also,” he said. Mr. Rao alleged that both the Central and the Manipur governments had failed to build confidence among the State people to counter the quit notice served on non-Manipuris by underground outfits.