New Delhi: At the all-party meeting on Manipur violence convened by Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday, most opposition parties demanded the removal of chief minister N Biren Singh for being “partisan and part of the problem”. They also insisted the Centre put in place a “time-bound action plan” for peace so that the north-eastern state doesn’t simmer again.
The home ministry gave party representatives a detailed picture of the efforts made since the first instance of violence in the state on May 3, by deploying nearly 36,000 security personnel in the state and sending at least 40 IPS officers to monitor the situation closely.
Sources said senior home ministry officials gave a detailed presentation on the steps taken by the government so far, including Home Minister Amit Shah’s three-day visit to Manipur. Apart from senior ministry officials and representatives of 18 political parties, BJP president JP Nadda, minister Prahlad Joshi and two junior Home Ministers, Nityanand Rai and Ajay Kumar Teni, were also present at the meeting.