Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
CPI(M)-CPI Joint Delegation will Visit Manipur
Manipur continues to be in deadly turmoil. Deaths are continuing and so are the distress of the people in relief camps and elsewhere. There is an atmosphere of mistrust and insecurity. The internet continues to be in shutdown closing Manipur from the rest of the country. Unfortunately, most of the mainstream media do not cover the plight of the different ethnic groups of Manipur. The claims of the greatest governance through ‘double engine’ government are now exposed to the marrow of its bones. The Prime Minister and his trusted lieutenants including the Home Minister show greater interest in undermining opposition parties and force defection in Maharashtra.
The people of Manipur continue to struggle on the principal demand of urgent restoration of normalcy and the removal of the Chief Minister who has become a symbol of divisive politics and has lost all legitimacy to continue in office. A national convention was held in New Delhi on 25th June which saw the participation of 10 like minded political parties and elected members of Zilla Parishads from Manipur on these demands.
The CPI and CPI(M) which had participated in the convention have decided to send a delegation of 5 MPs to Manipur from 6-8 July to express solidarity with the suffering people of Manipur, to study the situation on the ground, and talk to the authorities for restoring the normalcy. The delegation will meet people from all ethnic communities, both in Churachandpur and the Imphal valley. The delegation will meet the governor on 7 July at 5.00 pm and will meet the media on the 8th to share their experience.
The delegation will comprise of Bikashranjan Bhattacharya and John Brittas (Rajya Sabha members from CPI(M) and Binoy Viswam, Sandosh Kumar P and K. Subba Rayan (Rajya Sabha members from CPI). (Muralidharan)For CPI(M) Central Committee Office