Manipur Violence: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh is scheduled to have an important meeting with Governor Anusuiya Uikey at 3 pm in the midst of escalating violence and ongoing caste clashes in Manipur for nearly two months.
The meeting has fueled speculation that Singh may tender his resignation today (June 30).
According to a report in local daily The Sangai Express, Chief Minister N Biren Singh is likely to submit his resignation to Governor Anusuiya Uikey today.
According to the report, Chief Minister N Biren Singh was given an ultimatum – he was told that he could either choose to resign voluntarily, or the Centre would intervene and take over the situation in the state.
In response to this report, a gathering of women assembled outside both the Manipur Chief Minister's secretariat and Raj Bhavan. They fervently appealed to Biren Singh, urging him not to step down from his position.
The crowd expressed their support and solidarity, hoping that he would reconsider his decision and continue to lead the state during these turbulent times.
In a recent outbreak of violence in Manipur, a tragic incident occurred on Thursday, resulting in the loss of three lives. The violence erupted during an exchange of gunfire between security forces and suspected rioters.
The demand for the Central government's intervention in Manipur has gained significant traction, with protestors and political parties voicing their concerns for several weeks.
A month ago, members of Manipur's Kuki community expressed their lack of trust in the Chief Minister and urged the Central government to restore normalcy in the state.
In June, nine BJP legislators representing Manipur took the initiative to address their concerns by writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
They highlighted the eroded faith of the people in the N Biren Singh-led government, emphasizing the urgent need for a resolution to restore public confidence in the state's governance.