Manipur CM warns action against people involved in political violence
Guwahati: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh warned to take action against the persons involved in the political violence ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled next year.
The chief minister’s warning came a day after six persons were injured, most of them with pellet wounds, when clash between supporters of rival political parties at yaripok Yamben village under Andro assembly constituency in Imphal broke out on Monday.
The Imphal East district authorities imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC for two months with effect from Tuesday, in the wake of the violence.
Singh, who also holds the home portfolio, told the media that if anyone instigates any kind of violence or attacks any individual or organisation, the law enforcing agencies would take stern action against that person.
He also launched a programme in which people would be able to share their grievances about government services and suggestions directly to the chief minister through a helpline number.
The six injured persons, including a woman, have been admitted to government hospitals, while the police have registered a case and launched a probe.
The elections to the 60-seat Manipur Assembly are expected to be held in February-March next year as the term of the state Assembly would end on March 19, 2022.